- Making News: Nuevo Laredo's Police Chief Slain First Day on Job
Yesterday, Alejandro Dominguez became the police chief of Nuevo Laredo in the state of Monterrey, Mexico. He said he was not afraid of anything. Hours later he was dead, ambushed and killed by gunmen who shot him three dozen times. Dudley Althaus, who reports from Mexico for the Houston Chronicle, has more on Mexico's drug wars.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Did Malibu Homeowners Steal a Public Beach?
Hollywood stars are among those who-ve paid big money for private waterfront property on Malibu's Broad Beach. Their rights extend down to the mean high-tide line. Beyond that, the beach is supposed to be public--if there-s any beach left. For the past week, earthmovers have been moving sand from the public beach onto private property, creating an 8 foot-high berm. Now, the California Coastal Commission has ordered that action to stop. Pat Veesart is an enforcement team leader for the Commission.
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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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