- Making News: After Four Quakes in Four Days, What Comes Next?
This morning-s newspapers reported that Californians were nervous after three significant earthquakes in less than a week. Last night, after the papers had gone to press, there was a fourth. Susan Hough, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey, has details.
- Reporter's Notebook: FDA Panel Approves Drug Aimed at Blacks
If the FDA gives final approval, NitroMed will start marketing BiDil to 750,000 African Americans who suffer from heart failure. Evidence shows that blacks are especially prone to heart failure, get it younger and are more likely to die because they don-t respond as well as others to existing treatments. Is it being commercially exploited? We hear from a member of the FDA advisory panel and a dissenter from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
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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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