- Making News: Iraqi Militants Kill South Korean Hostage
Officials have confirmed that a South Korean hostage being held in Iraq, has been beheaded by a group claiming links to al Qaeda. In Pusan, demonstrators had asked the government not to send 3000 troops to Iraq as planned, and there had been cautious optimism when Monday's deadline found Kim Sun-il still alive. Katy Oh, a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, believes today's events will not alter the resolve of the Korean government.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Wal-Mart Faces Massive Sex Discrimination Lawsuit After nine months of deliberations, a federal judge in San Francisco has extended a sex-discrimination case to as many as 1.6 million women, all current and former employees of Wal-Mart. Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times, says the largest private civil rights case in American history attacks alleged systematic discrimination in pay and promotions.
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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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