- Making News: Mayor's Commission Announces New Orleans' Rebuilding Plan
Residents of New Orleans will have four months to either prove they can bring their neighborhoods back to life or sell their property. That's according to the Bring New Orleans Back Commission, which reported today to Mayor Ray Nagin. The Times Picayune's David Shea, whose own house was partially destroyed by Katrina, says a significant part of the plan will go to home buy-outs.
- Reporter's Notebook: Guant--namo War Crimes Tribunals Resume
Despite concerns about fair trials, two military tribunals got under way on this fourth anniversary of Guant--namo Bay. Meantime, the human rights group Amnesty International says ill-treatment and torture are continuing there. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says when she visits Washington on Friday she'll tell President Bush that "different ways" should be found to deal with prisoners. Mary Ellen O'Connell is Professor of International Law at Notre Dame.
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