- Making News: Major Benefits from Aggressive Reductions in Cholesterol
A new study says doctors can greatly reduce the risk of heart attacks and save many more lives by doing more of what they-re doing already. Dr. Christopher Cannon of the Harvard Medical School, lead investigator for the "prove-it" trial, which is big news at the American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans, has more on the coronary benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Clout of Popular Culture
At last week-s Oscar ceremonies, many of the stars that walked up the red carpet didn-t get out of Cadillac limousines. The hip vehicle on that Hollywood night was the Toyota Prius. What does that say about America-s celebrity-conscious culture? Matt Peterson, president of Global Green, reports on how his environmental organization took advantage of celebrity clout to build on its work in renewable energy and climate change.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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