- Making News: President Bush Unveils New Medicare Plan
Reform of Medicare was a major goal of last month-s State of the Union speech. Today, President Bush outlined what he has in mind, but has left the details up to the Congress. Vicki Kemper, who reports from Washington for the Los Angeles Times, is following the President-s plan for modernizing Medicare, increasing prescription drug coverage and moving seniors into private managed care plans.
- Reporter's Notebook: Israel Offers Protection to Migrant Workers
After the military re-occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, human rights groups argued that Israel is responsible for the Palestinians who live there. During the Gulf War, Israel issued gas masks to the territory-s 3 million Palestinians. Now, it-s making gas masks available to its guest workers from Asia, Eastern Europe and West Africa. The Miami Herald-s Carol Rosenberg reports on the policy change decided by Israel-s high court.
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