- Making News: Mystery Illness Has Global Implications
US officials are warning Americans not to travel to top destinations in Asia because of a mysterious virus. Some 50 people a day are falling ill from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which has officials from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control scrambling to identify and find a cure for the mysterious virus. Nancy Shute is covering the SARS story for US News and World Report.
- Reporter's Notebook: Race Relations, the Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
The last time the Supreme Court tackled race discrimination in higher education, it called it unconstitutional, but not all of the time. Tomorrow, the court will consider whether in two University of Michigan cases, -diversity- is important enough to justify taking race into consideration for academic admission. Patti Waldmeir, reporter on US law and society for the Financial Times, is following what could be a turning point for race relations.
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