Show rundown for 8/20/2004

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Iraq Update

Witnesses say militants loyal to the leader have removed their weapons from the Holy Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf, possibly ending a two week old uprising between loyalists and U.S.-led Iraqi forces.

Proxy War?

Is the battle for Najaf a proxy battle between the U.S. and Iran?

Wolf Wigo and Water Polo

U.S. Men's Polo was defeated by Hungarians. We speak with the team captain.

"Donnie Darko"

It failed when it was released in 2001, but this movie found a new life in DVD sales and midnight showings. Now a director's cut is out.

Are Health Care Costs A Drag for Job Growth?

Nationwide, health insurance now costs employers about $3,000 a year per worker, and that's leading businesses to change how they hire.

Communion Denied

An 8-year-old from New Jersey has her First Communion ruled invalid because the wafer she took contained no wheat.

Tough Time in the Old Town

More heated than the Chicago Cubs' struggle for a World Series win is a dispute brewing between Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and The Chicago Tribune.

"This Man's Army"

We speak to a soldier who served in Afghanistan. He's chronicled his experiences in a new book.

This program aired on August 20, 2004.

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