- Making News: America Appeals to the United Nations over Iraq-s Future
Yesterday, tens of thousands of Iraqi Shiites took to the streets to pressure the United States to change its plans for handing over political power by July 1. Today, the American governor in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, is in Washington, and on Monday, he-ll go to the United Nations. Robin Wright, diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post, says the latest events all dramatize important shifts in American strategy.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush-s Marriage Initiative, and Gays and Lesbians
Statistics show that children are better off if they grow up in married, two-parent families. As President Bush proposes spending $1.5 billion to train low-income couples to develop "healthy marriage" skills, conservatives are demanding he back a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Former Massachusetts State Senator Cheryl Jacques, president of a national gay and lesbian rights group, calls the initiative "an amazing irony."
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