Required Reading: October 31, 2001

Pyongyang to Return to Nuclear Talks (NY Times)

U.S. Drops Bid Over Royalties from Chevron (NY Times)

U.S. Obeys Order to Abandon Checkpoints (Washington Post/AP)

Bush Says 'America Loses' Under Democrats (Washington Post)

Rangel & Veep In All-Out War (NY Post)

Court Holds Off Rent Rise in NYC Housing For People With HIV (AM NY)

'Bad Girl' Statistics Get Worse (NY Daily News)

Who's That Pretty Pachyderm? (Washington Post)

Texas Gov Race Pretty Kinky (NY Daily News)

Circulation gains at NY Post, Daily News (Boston Herald/AP)

French press declares Halloween dead (Washington Post/Reuters)