- Making News: Supreme Court Splits over Affirmative Action
The United States Supreme Court today issued a pair of split decisions on affirmative action, upholding one such program at the University of Michigan while disapproving another. Newsweek-s Debra Rosenberg reports that the Court approved the use of race for promoting diversity but struck down a point-system that considered race as a factor for violating the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
- Reporter's Notebook: Disappearing Jets
A commercial jetliner is a seemingly impossible thing to hide, yet a Boeing 727 has been missing since it took off May 25 from Luanda, the capital of Angola. With many theories but no answers, the CIA and State Department have launched a massive, international effort to find the 153-foot, 200,000-pound aircraft. John Mintz of the Washington Post says it just might never be found.
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