- Making News: Governors Address Border Troubles
Two Democratic Governors, Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona, have declared states of emergency along their borders with Mexico. That has embarrassed the Bush Department of Homeland Security, but California's Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he might do the same thing. Claudine Lomonaco, who reports for the Tucson Citizen, has more on the situation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare Disparities Still Exist for Black Americans
In the 1980's it was first reported that black Americans get fewer operations, tests, medications and other life-saving treatments than whites do. Decades later, with little progress in closing that gap, the latest New England Journal of Medicine says it's time to stop talking and figure out what can be done. Yale cardiologist Harlan Krumholtz is lead author of "Sex and Racial Differences in the Treatment and Outcome of Acute Myocardial Infarction."
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