- Newsmaker: US Errant Bombing of Canadians in Afghanistan
In another friendly fire tragedy in Afghanistan, US officials say a National Guard pilot dropped a laser-guided bomb on Canadian troops training near Kandahar Airport. Four paratroopers were killed, 8 others wounded. Reports say the pilot acted in self-defense when he thought he'd been taken under enemy fire. Retired General Merrill McPeak, a career fighter pilot, was a member of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff during the Gulf War.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is Florida Taking Center Stage in the US?
California, once America's consensus capital of tabloid news events and weird practices that turned into national trends, may have lost its dubious celebrity to Florida. That's the surreal discovery of reporter Michael Paterniti whose cover piece, "America in Extremis," appears in this weekend's New York Times Magazine.
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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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