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Ariel Sharon is no longer the acting prime minister of Israel after his massive stroke Wednesday — and close associates say they don't expect him to return. Where does the roadmap to peace in the Middle East stand now? We'll ask Mort Zuckerman, editor in chief of U.S. News and World Report.

Then, a rash of attacks across Iraq on Thursday claimed at least 130 lives, including five U.S. soldiers who died when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Baghdad, as the two-day death toll from insurgent attacks climbed to 183. Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, weighs in.

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