- Making News: President Putin Cites Security in Move to Increase Power
After a string of terrorist attacks left Russians feeling vulnerable, President Vladimir Putin today announced a series of security measures aimed at strengthening the Kremlin's hold on power. The move has prompted renewed speculation about the deterioration of democracy in that country. Konstantin Eggert, editor-in-chief of the BBC's Russian Service in Moscow, details the changes and Putin's rational in applying them.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Golden Age of Solar Science?
It was a dark day when NASA's Genesis crash landed last week in the Utah desert. The space capsule contained precious cargo, painstakingly collected over the past three years. Now, scientists believe that some of the solar wind particles may be retrievable. Peter Spotts, who's following the story for the Christian Science Monitor, says that could yield a treasure trove of information in what's been called a golden age of solar science.
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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.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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