- Making News: Terri Schiavo Dies
Terri Schiavo died this morning in Pinellas Park, Florida after the US Supreme Court resisted last-minute efforts to restore her feeding tube. President Bush, who supported federal intervention, called on all those who honor her to "build a culture of life." Warren Ritchie, who reports for the Christian Science Monitor, specializing in legal issues, says her legacy will linger in the courts and Congress as well as in personal lives.
- Reporter's Notebook: Report Says US Intelligence Agencies 'Dead Wrong' on Iraq
After Iraq turned out not to have any weapons of mass destruction, President Bush asked federal Judge Laurence Silberman and former Virginia Governor Charles Robb to lead an inquiry into ongoing problems in the intelligence community. Today, they released a report saying that things are bad and that they won't improve without systemic changes. Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff has the story.
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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?
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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