- Making News: The Supreme Court, John Roberts and Women's Rights
Appellate Judge John Roberts goes back before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow as the President's choice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female justice of the US Supreme Court. The only woman member of the Committee is California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who's under pressure to get tough on the question of women's rights. Michael Doyle, who covers politics from Washington for the Sacramento Bee, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: Iraqi Marshlands on the Road to Recovery
After the first Gulf War ended in 1991, Saddam Hussein began a campaign to drain Iraq's southern marshes, home to the Marsh Arabs and their ancient culture. Some 9,000-square kilometers of marshes were reduced to just 760. Since the US invasion of 2003, the United Nations has been working to restore that massive resource. Klaus Toepfer, who heads the UN's Environmental Program, has a progress report.
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