- Making News: London Suffers Terrorism Scare
London suffered a major scare today, when police closed roads near King's Cross subway station, where one of four deadly bombs went off nearly a month ago. Matthew Hoffman, Deputy Editorial Page Editor of London's Independent, recounts his experience.
- Reporter's Notebook: Slugger Rafael Palmeiro Suspended for Steroid Abuse
At a hearing in March, Rafael Palmeiro told Congressmen he'd never used performance-enhancing drugs. Now, he's tested positive and Major League Baseball has suspended him for 10 games. That will cost him $160,000, his prestige and credibility. Though the Baltimore Oriole's slugger yesterday affirmed his support of the MLB anti-drug policy, Washington Post sports writer Mike Wise doubts Palmeiro's insistence that he took the substance by accident.
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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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