- Making News: Genocide in Sudan; President Bush in Detroit
Yesterday, in a rare act of unanimity, Congress declared that the people of Darfur, in Sudan, are victims of genocide. Today in Detroit, President Bush raised the issue in a speech to the largely African-American Urban League. Evelyn Leopold, United Nations Bureau chief for Reuters, examines the implications.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mostar-s New 'Old Bridge'
Ten years ago one of Bosnia-s most famous historical landmarks was blown up during vicious fighting between Muslims and Croats. A graceful, 16th century bridge might have been lost forever, but today it is reopening, having been rebuilt with the same methods and materials used 500 years ago. Sara Terry is in Mostar, alongside presidents, prime ministers and royalty from all over Europe for the dedication of the Stari Most, or old bridge, across the Neretva River.
Concentrated Chaos in Kerry's Boston
Though John Kerry swept the primaries as the candidate most Democrats thought could defeat George Bush, nobody thinks that-s enough to make him President. Next week-s Democratic Convention is Kerry-s first chance to show a national audience who he really is and what he stands for. Meantime, despite its settlement with Mayor Thomas Manino, the city's police union is still threatening to picket at next week-s convention, a federal judge says the free-speech zone looks like a -concentration camp,- and at a pizza parlor across the street from Fleet Center, a 24-foot sign reads -Democratic National Convention: Thanks for Nothing! Go Bush!- Warren Olney talks about the challenges that lie ahead with reporters and pollsters.