Wednesday, July 26, 2000

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  • Middle East Peace Talks Collapse

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are returning to the Middle East amid heightened security after their failure to clinch a peace deal. Israeli and Palestinian security forces were bracing for possible violence today after the breakdown of the marathon Camp David talks. [includes rush transcript]

  • 10th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Today is the tenth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The history of disability rights mirrors the history of the country. Each World War sparked changes in disability policy and changes in medical technology as veterans without limbs and with other disabilities returned home. From the almost forgotten disability activism of the 1930s to the independent living movement of the 1970s to the call for disability pride of the 1990s, the disability rights movement mirrored other civil rights struggles. It took place in the streets and in the courts, as activists fought for change in the schools, the workplace and in the legal system. [includes rush transcript]

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