- Newsmaker: US Offers North Korea Aid to Quit Nuclear Program
The White House today said the offer of possible energy aid to North Korea does not break a promise by President Bush. The President responded to that country-s ongoing defiance of nuclear nonproliferation agreements with a vow not to -reward bad behavior.- Yet, Paul Richter, who covers the State Department for the Los Angeles Times, says the administration is softening its hard line to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.
- Reporter's Notebook: Keeping Family Together through Prison Walls
In the past 30 years, the rate of incarceration for young American men has quadrupled, making prison a well-established right of passage and part of the texture of family life for many in the nation-s poorest communities. Adrian LeBlanc, who spent 10 years with a family whose lives have revolved around prison, chronicled their experience in this weekend-s New York Times Magazine and in a new book called Random Family.
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