July 1, 2008

Major News Items in Leading U.S. Newspapers

Major news items in leading U.S. newspapers

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are major news items in leading U.S. newspapers on Monday.

The Washington Post:

-- The U.S. Defense Department, the nation's biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose "imminent and substantial" dangers to public health and the environment.

The New York Times:

-- Late last year, top Bush administration officials decided to take a step they had long resisted. They drafted a secret plan to make it easer for the Pentagon's Special Operations Forces to launch missions into the snow-capped mountains of Pakistan to capture or kill top leaders of al Qaeda.

The Wall Street Journal:

-- The rebuilding of the World Trade Center will be pushed back into the next decade and will cost up to 3 billion dollars more than planned. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to release a report detailing significant delays and cost overruns on construction.

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