- Newsmaker: Illinois Clemency Hearings for Death Row Inmates
In what could be the most extensive review of capital punishment in American history, clemency hearings are underway for at least 140 of Illinois- 160 death row inmates. Steve Mills, who is covering the hearings for the Chicago Tribune, traces the history of the state-s application of the death penalty, the reasons for the current review, and the possibility of a blanket clemency.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Australia Mourns Victims of Bali Terrorist Bombing
Its relations with Indonesia have often been troubled, especially after Australia supported independence for East Timor. Yet, even after last October-s travel advisory, the one Indonesian destination Aussies always considered safe was the Hindu island of Bali. Tom Allard, of the Sydney Morning Herald, reports that there is shock, anger and dismay over the terrorist bombing in Bali, the worst peace-time disaster in Australian history.
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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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