Photo: Two people sit on the ground as they protest in front of police in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott, in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 21, 2016. (Jason Miczek/Reuters)
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Yesterday at the United Nations, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Russia and pointed to the deadly bombing of a UN aid convoy in Syria.
Today, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Chairman John McCain called Kerry "intrepid but delusional," and challenged General Joseph Dunford, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "What's the Plan B? Is there a Plan B here, or do we just keep going back to the five-star hotels in Geneva meeting with our count, Mr. Lavrov, and come back with various declarations? What do we do if this one fails?” Ben Watson is following the story for the news site Defense One.
Recent high-profile killings of black people by local police are the just latest in a year that’s already seen such incidents more than 200 times. These two differ in many ways: police video has been released in Tulsa, but not in Charlotte.
Tulsa’s been peaceful, while there’s been violence in Charlotte. But what might be most important is one thing they share: black communities that don’t believe official explanations, and that don’t trust local police. We talk about what that reveals about American history and contemporary reality -- and the challenge posed to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Melanie Eversley, USA Today (@MelanieEversley)
Gene Demby, NPR (@NPRCodeswitch)
Sonia Pruitt, National Black Police Association / Montgomery County Police Department
Noel Leader, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
The latest revelation about Donald Trump's charitable foundation shows how other people's money has been collected, then donated to settle lawsuits against Trump's for-profit businesses.
Photo by Mark Taylor
Republicans accuse Hillary Clinton of using the Clinton Foundation for a "pay-to-play" operation while she was Secretary of State. For some time now, the Washington Post has been reporting on how Donald Trump uses his foundation. David Fahrenthold has the latest in a series of investigative reports about charitable giving by Donald Trump – to Donald Trump.
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Trump’s war on the FBI Donald Trump claims rogue FBI agents are part of a Deep State he accuses of “spying” on his presidential campaign. A former agent tells Warren the “the FBI doesn’t spy… it catches spies.” Shades of Watergate? Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean, says, “no way.”
Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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