- Making News: Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq A commercial helicopter contracted by the US government was shot down by a missile today north of Baghdad. Eleven people were killed, including six US civilians. Patrick McDonnell, Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, has more on today's shooting as well as yesterday's grisly discovery of more than 50 bodies in and around the Tigris River.
- Reporter's Notebook: New York Stock Exchange to Go Public
The New York Stock Exchange is 212 years old, but it's about to undergo historic changes. The NYSE has announced that it's going public, and merging with an electronic-trading company called Archipelago Holdings. David Greising, Chief Business Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, says today's news could portend the death of the trading floor.
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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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