- Newsmaker: Accord Reached for US Control of Airport Safety - The Congress has passed a stringent airport security bill, that creates a new federal agency and put federal employees in charge of screening. Gerald Kauvar, staff director of a 1997 White House Commission on aviation safety and security, has doubts about whether this newest law will really make America's airways safer.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ramadan Begins - Billions of Muslims throughout the world, including 2 to 6 million here in the US, are beginning the celebration of Ramadan. Usman Mahda, community lliaison for the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City, California, explains Muslim's holiest month of fasting, purification, introspection, and reverence.
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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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