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Liberian President Taylor Resigns

Liberian President Charles Taylor steps down. Taylor will likely seek asylum in Nigeria as he is not allowed to remain in Liberia.

Campaign Expenses Mount in 2004

The 2004 presidential campaign is on its way to being the most expensive campaign ever. We speak to Massachusetts Congressman Marty Meehan, co-sponsor of the Shay-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform law, about big donations in political campaigns.

Public Opinion and Presidential Politics

Pollster John Zogby talks about American public opinion concerning next year's presidential race.

West Nile Virus Claims Fifth Victim

Another death from the West Nile virus brings the number of deaths nationwide to five. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus is spreading fast nationwide and will probably break last year's record number of cases.

Concierge Primary Care at Tufts Medical

Tufts-New England Medical Center will soon offer concierge primary care for patients willing to pay $1,800 a year. Critics say this fee excludes poor patients from receiving adequate care.

Flash Mobbing

A flash mob takes place when an e-mail or website directs a large group to a specific place to perform a strange and specific action in public.

Cultural Collisions in Literature

Here and Now's literary critic Steve Almond presents books about cultural collisions.

This program aired on August 11, 2003.

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