- Newsmaker: Governor Richardson Becomes North Korea-s Chosen Diplomat
Even as the White House says North Korea-s latest action has further isolated it from the rest of the world, the State Department gave permission for two North Korean diplomats to travel to New Mexico. There, they-ve been meeting with New Mexico-s newly elected Governor Bill Richardson. Steve Terrell, who reports for the Capitol bureau of the Santa Fe New Mexican, reports that details of the talks are sketchy.
- Reporter's Notebook: In the Gulf, Curiosity Prevails over Hatred of US
Much has been said about America-s image in the Middle East, and the question is often formulated as, -Why do they hate us?- Yet one recent traveler found that hatred was less apparent than curiosity. Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times worked exclusively in this country until he went to Afghanistan with US troops two years ago. There he found himself a kind of unofficial ambassador to a region overwhelmingly curious about the US.
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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.
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