- Making News: US Passports Needed at the Border Starting in 2008
More than three years after September 11, all it takes to cross the American border is a driver-s license, but that-s going to change. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today that Americans will need passports or other travel documents to re-enter the US from Canada, Mexico, Panama and Bermuda. Michelle Morgante, correspondent for Associated Press in San Diego, assesses the advantages and disadvantages.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Inglewood Activists Attend WalMart Meeting in Arkansas
After a series of high-profile controversies over new Super-stores, WalMart is trying to clean up its image. At its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world-s largest retailer is hosting a crowd of journalists, as part of an ongoing public relations campaign. Former Inglewood City Councilman Danny Tabor is there too, to present CEO Lee Scott with a community benefits agreement like the one reached by the City of Los Angeles and people who live near LAX.
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