- Making News: US Marines Kill Gunman at Ambush in Haiti
Jean-Bertrand Aristide today called for peace in violence-torn Port-au-Prince, but at his first news conference from exile in Africa, the former president said he remains Haiti's democratically elected leader. Also today, US Marines confirmed they killed one Haitian gunman during yesterday-s violence. Carole Williams, who's in Haiti for the Los Angeles Times, reports on Aristide's provocative message and the violence that led to yesterday's killing.
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Market for Body Parts
UCLA was one of the first of 154 American medical centers to establish -willed body programs,- whereby donated cadavers are made available for education and research. Now, an alleged middleman has told the Los Angeles Times he cut up 800 of UCLA-s cadavers over the past six years and sold them to -giant- medical research companies. The Times' Alan Zarembo says illegal traffic in human tissue could be worth $500 million a year.
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