Bush sends the free-trade agreement to Congress, but stiff opposition could derail it.
For some years, China's boom and the war on terror have overridden human rights concerns.
The secretary-general says the situation in Sudan's violence-torn province 'remains grim.'
Democrats hope this week's hearings can shift the war's course. GOP wants Clinton, Obama to acknowledge its gains.
Congress is poised to expand two marine sanctuaries along the state's wild north coast.