- Making News: Former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling Indicted Jeffrey Skilling has pleaded innocent to 42 charges of defrauding investors and misleading government regulators. His attorney, Dan Petrocelli, said his client didn't steal, lie or take anyone-s money. Free on $5 million bail, the former Enron CEO faces 325 years in jail and fines of $80 million. John Emshwiller, Wall Street Journal reporter and author of a book about uncovering the Enron scandal, updates the ongoing story.
- Reporter's Notebook: Russian Military Exercises
During Russia-s biggest nuclear exercise in 20 years, the Navy failed to launch three missiles--once in the presence of President Vladimir Putin. But Putin claims another test was successful, and that could mean that Russia has a missile system that could allow nuclear warheads to avoid US defenses. Alexander Golts, editor of the Weekly Journal in Moscow, uncovers the cover-up and implications for domestic and international politics.
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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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