- Newsmaker: Denver in a Hot Spot
While mass evacuations are still possible in the suburbs of Denver, that potentially devastating wildfire has slowed its spread, at least momentarily. Reporter Michael Booth, who can see the fire from his window at the Denver Post, reports on the cause and devastation of this and eight other major conflagrations that are blazing across the Rocky Mountain state.
- Reporter's Notebook: Death of Gambino Crime Boss John Gotti
The boss of one of the nation's largest and most influential organized crime families is dead at the age of 61. John Gotti died yesterday of cancer in federal prison. Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin offers a surprising assessment of the legend known as the "Teflon Don."
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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