- Making News: Supreme Court to Hear Cases on School Desegregation Practices
The newly constituted US Supreme Court will hear a case about the use of race to assign students in public schools. There are claims that it could lead to a major affirmative-action ruling. David Savage, who reports on the court for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the upcoming case and how the presence of Justice Samuel Alito could swing the court away from its previous decision.
- Reporter's Notebook: Alleged Terrorist Plot Uncovered in Canada
US officials reportedly were part of a sting operation that resulted in charges of 17 Canadian Muslims for plotting to blow up buildings with three times the ammonium nitrate that destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City. Homeland Security officials are stepping up scrutiny of travelers crossing the Canadian border. Professor Wesley Wark of the University of Toronto is an expert on intelligence services and national security.
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