- Making News: US Relief Efforts Continue
After criticism for slow reaction time, President Bush has upped America-s disaster aid contribution from $35 million to $350 million. Today, at the White House, he tapped two former presidents--his father and Bill Clinton--to encourage private support for humanitarian efforts. Linda Feldmann, White House correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, expands on the President's latest efforts to provide disaster relief.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Passing of Shirley Chisholm
In 1969, she became the first black woman elected to Congress, and in 1972, the first black to seek a major party-s presidential nomination. Shirley Chisholm called her run "despite hopeless odds" an attempt to lend gravity to future campaigns of those the US is "not ready" to elect to its highest office. Congressmen John Conyers and Major Owens, who was elected to her New York City House seat when she stepped down in 1982, remember the political pioneer who died on Saturday at the age of 80.
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