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The UN's special envoy for Iraq says there's evidence that Syria has committed a war crime by attacking a rebel-held district with chlorine gas. Meantime, forces dividing Aleppo, Syria's largest city, have cut off each other's supply lines, leaving some two million residents trapped without food, water or medicine. Russia's effort to bring about a "humanitarian pause" in the fighting hasn't worked out so far. Borzou Daragahi is reporting on the action for BuzzFeed…
On Monday, Donald Trump delivered his economic plan to the Detroit Economic Club, promising a room full of suits that he'll cut taxes across the board. Today, Hillary Clinton delivered her plan to blue-collar workers at a factory in a Detroit suburb, calling Trump's plan "the Friends and Family Discount." She wants to cut taxes, too, but with increases for the upper-income Americans she claims have been getting richer while others are being left behind.
We hear about those and other differences on what's called the essential issue of every presidential campaign.
Conservative Tax Foundation on Trump's tax plan
Center for American Progress Action Fund on Trump, the art of the pass-through
Navarro on need for a tough negotiator like Trump to fix US trade policy
Johnston on the economic reality that has fueled Trump, Bernie Sanders
In the 15 years since the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked on September 11, the US has spent no less than a trillion dollars to shore up the security measures that failed that day and in the aftermath. New protections have also been implemented.
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But, veteran investigative reporter Steven Brill says much of the money's been wasted — in part because we've been preparing for the last attack instead of getting ready to deal with the next one. His cover story in next month's Atlantic Magazine asks the question, "Are We Any Safer?"
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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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