Baghdad worshipers slain

Gunmen took aim at Shiite Muslim pilgrims marching through Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 22 and leaving hundreds injured in a vivid illustration of the sectarian violence driving Iraq toward possible civil war. pg 8a


Cardin, Mfume face off

The two leading Democratic candidates for Senate - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader - offered similar views on Iraq, education and health care yesterday during a televised forum that provided few policy differences. pg 1b

Columbia weighs child safety

Nearly a year after a 23-month-old boy wandered away from an unfenced playground and drowned in Lake Elkhorn, Columbia Association officials are still weighing what safety measures to take. pg 1b


JonBenet suspect arrives in U.S.

John Mark Karr, the suspect in the death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, arrived in Los Angeles from Bangkok, Thailand. Karr's journey will end in Boulder, Colo., where he is expected to face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault in the young beauty queen's killing. pg 3a

Rumsfeld asked to quit

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, attacked by fellow Democrats as being too close to the White House on the Iraq War, yesterday called on Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign but said the United States cannot abandon the Iraqis. pg 3a


Etiquette in technology age

More workplaces are making employees and customers aware of proper behavior. pg 1a


Woods captures 12th major

Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill., by closing with a 4-under 68 for a five-shot victory and his 12th career major. Only Jack Nicklaus, with 18 professional majors, is ahead of Woods pg 1c

Jays end O's 4-game win streak

The Toronto Blue Jays stoped the Orioles' four-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory at Camden Yards. Roy Halladay, who carried a perfect game through 5 1/3 innings, is 3-0 against the Orioles this season. pg 1c


Spike Lee on Katrina

With skill and passion, Spike Lee tells the story of the Katrina disaster in When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which debuts tonight on HBO. pg 1d

Upfront and personal

Vanity, thy name is man. A company finds success in marketing padded underwear to men. pg 1d

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