- Making News: Supreme Court Rulings Include Decision on Gay Sex Ban
By a 6-to-3 vote today, the US Supreme Court overturned a Texas law against sodomy when it ruled that gay people have the right to have sex in private without government intervention. Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia said the majority -has largely signed onto the so-called homosexual agenda.- David Savage, who covers the Court for the Los Angeles Times, says the decision sends a powerful message about everyone-s right to privacy.
- Reporter's Notebook: Foreign Aid to Poor Countries as Reward for Good Behavior
Foreign aid is supposed to help developing nations fight poverty and grow their economies, but that-s often not what it-s about. That-s according to a recent joint-study by Harvard University and the World Bank. David Francis, economics correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, reports that foreign diplomacy is often based on mixed motives and the strategic domestic interests of the donor nation.
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