- Newsmaker: Israel Enlarging Settlements
Twelve Israelis were killed Friday near the West Bank City of Hebron. Now, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has approved expansion of Israeli settlement there, involving the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site that is sacred to both Jews and Muslims. Molly Moore, Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post, reports on the massacre and the expansion of settlements in and around Hebron.
- Reporter's Notebook: Where Have All the Glaciers Gone?
When Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana was created almost 100 years ago, there were 150 glaciers nestled on its high, jagged peaks. Now there are fewer than 40. In 30 years, according to scientists, there won-t be any at all. Ecologist Dan Fagre leads a US Geological Survey that is racing against time, as climate changes and global warming take their toll on nature-s majesty.
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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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