- Making News: UN Committee against Torture Wants Guantanamo Prison Closed
The United States should close its prison at Guant--namo Bay, and avoid all secret detention in the war on terror. That's the conclusion of the United Nations' Committee on Torture after deliberations in Geneva. Tim Golden, who reports for the New York Times, has more on the UN report and the Bush Administration's response.
- Reporter's Notebook: Senate Votes to Make English America's National Language
Republican Senator James Inhofe speaks fluent Spanish, but he's the author of a bill to make English the "national" language of the US. It passed the Senate yesterday on a vote of 63-to-34 as an amendment to what's called "comprehensive immigration reform." Only Democrats and Vermont's Independent Jim Jeffords voted no. How did that happen? What does it mean? Frank James covers Washington for the Chicago Tribune.
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