- Making News: Opposition Leader Prodi Claims Election Victory in Italy
Romano Prodi declared himself winner of the general election in Italy last night, but the celebration may have been premature. Sitting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has pulled in an almost dead-even number of votes. Richard Owen of the Times of London says the virtual tie serves as a metaphor for a split Italy, a nation divided on a myriad of social, political, and economic issues.
- Reporter's Notebook: Duke Rape Case Raises Race and Sex Issues
The sexual-assault investigation of 46 Duke University lacrosse players will continue, despite their having passed DNA tests. The rape victim is a black woman who was hired to dance at the team's off-campus party on March 13. The Durham District Attorney has released a statement saying absence of DNA evidence does not disprove the crime. We get an update from the Paul Bonner of the Herald-Sun and from Anna Raven-Hansen of Duke's Center for Race Relations.
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