- Making News: Supreme Court Hears Ten Commandments Case
The US Supreme Court today heard arguments in two cases involving displays of the Ten Commandments on government property. Dahlia Lithwick, who writes "Supreme Court Dispatches" as Senior Editor at Slate, the online magazine, says today's case highlights the contrasts between two state cases from Texas and Kentucky.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rome to Return Axum Obelisk to Ethiopia Italy and Ethiopia have resolved a dispute that began when a massive, 1700 year-old carved pillar was shipped out of Africa and installed in Rome. Named after the town in northern Ethiopia, since 1937 the Axum Obelisk has been sitting in the Piazza di Porta Capena near the Coliseum. By the end of next month, it should be home again. Donald Levine, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, traces the obelisk's history.
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