- Newsmaker: Cardinal Mahony's Potential Cover Up
Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has admitted to mishandling the case of a pedophile priest. Mahony kept the case secret for 16 years, failing to report it to law enforcement authorities and reassigning the priest to different parishes. Glenn Bunting, who broke the story in today's Los Angeles Times, expands on the cardinal's revelations and the district attorney's investigation, which has spread to 30 current and former priests.
- Reporter's Notebook: Indigenous Peoples Finally Get A World Voice
There are 5,000 indigenous groups around the world, 300 million people living in 70 different countries. Last year, after 80 years of rejection, they finally found a forum with the creation of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Irwin Arieff, who reports from the UN for Reuters News Service, reports on the contentious political problems faced by the Forum's first two-week session.
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