updated 6/9/2005 5:12:01 PM ET 2005-06-09T21:12:01

May 31 | Vets give tiger a root canal Video: Tiger gets a root canal

California veterinarians Paul George and Richard Turner successfully completed a root canal on a 550-pound Bengal Tiger named "Kubie."

According to George, who headed the effort to repair the cat's mouth once it was asleep, completing the root canal was the easy part.

"This one was quite large," he said of the cat. "The biggest concern was the anesthetic."
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May 31 | Inside al-Zarqawi's message Video: Inside al-Zarqawi's message

After reports that he was wounded surfaced last week, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi allegedly put out an audiotape over the weekend claiming he was in good health.

According to NBC News sources, intelligence officials believe the voice on the tape is that of al-Zarqawi. In the 17-minute message, al Zarqawi addresses his followers and specifically Osama Bin Laden, saying he is awaiting orders from the al-Qaida leader.

The timing of the tape and its message could have many meanings, according to MSNBC Terrorism analyst Walid Phares, who spoke with MSNBC's Amy Robach on May 31.
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Al-Zarqawi message says wounds minor

May 31 | Discussing 'Deep Throat'

Video: 'Deep Throat' revealed?

W. Mark Felt, 91, the No. 2 man in the FBI during the early 1970s, has identified himself as the "Deep Throat" source quoted by The Washington Post to break the Watergate scandal, Vanity Fair magazine said on May 31.  Once the news broke, MSNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent Norah O'Donnell and Hardball host Chris Matthews discussed the political bombshell.
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May 31 | Daniels: Jackson jury instructions 'crucial' Video: The fight over jury instructions

After weeks of testimony in the Michael Jackson Case, the singer's fate rests in the hands of the jury.  On May 31, the jury will received instructions on how to apply the law to the charges levied against Jackson. Before the day's events began, MSNBC's Randy Meier asked fellow MSNBC analyst and attorney Lisa Daniels to explain what will go on during the jury instructions and how soon the closing arguments in the case may begin. 
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Michael Jackson Trial: Complete coverage

May 27 |Meier goes one-on-one with McCain

Video: McCain on Bolton, 2008 bid

Arizona Senator John McCain joined MSNBC's Randy Meier for a live interview to discuss a variety of topics, including the TV movie "Faith of my Fathers," based on McCain's book of the same title, which will air on A&E on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

Among the issues the two discussed were the impact of the delay in the Senate in approving John Bolton for U.N. Ambassador and how that relates to the deal McCain brokered earlier this week to avoid filibustering several of President Bush's judicial nominees. The two also discussed McCain's 2008 Presidential aspirations. 
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Democrats delay Bolton vote
Citizen Journalists report: Soldiers' stories

May 26 | No stumping the geography whiz kid

Video: Geography king Nathan Cornelius, 13, who won the National Geography Bee on May 25 in Washington, D.C., stopped by the MSNBC studios on May 26 to chat with MSNBC Live anchors Randy Meier and Amy Robach .

Cornelius had little trouble answering Robach and Meier's geography questions.
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Geography bee locates a winner


May 26 | O'Donnell's one-on-one interview with Abbas

Video: One-on-one with Abbas Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas met with President Bush in Washington, D.C. on May 26, where he received praise from the U.S. leader for taking steps toward democracy.

In addition to his comments, Bush announced that the U.S. will direct $50 million in aid to help Palestinians in Gaza once the Israelis leave this August.
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Bush to bolster Palestinians with cash infusion


May 25 | Keep your kids safe online Video: Keeping kids safe

MSNBC's Randy Meier chats with Ernie Allen of the National Missing and Exploited  Children's Center on ways to keep kids safe.
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More information:
External site: Netsmartz.org
External site: The Cyber Tipline
Van Zandt: Street smart advice on protecting your kids


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