- Making News: White House Seeks to Downplay Global Warming
The New York Times reports that the White House has severely edited the global warming section of an Environmental Protection Agency draft report due out next week. The report was intended to provide the first comprehensive review of what is known and what still needs to be known about environmental problems. Reporter Andrew Revkin, who co-authored today-s story, has details on the EPA-s environmental report card.
- Reporter-s Notebook: FedEx Rushes Literary Phenom Harry Potter to the Masses
On Saturday, after three long years in the making, Federal Express will be rolling out 800 tons-worth of J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter book. Howard Claybo, head of nationwide distribution for FedEx, is the man who is organizing 130 planes and 20,000 couriers to deliver more than 650,000 copies of one book--all in one day. When those deliveries are done, he-ll be picking up his own copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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