- Making News: Update on the London Bombing Investigation
With the death toll now standing at 54, the Egyptian bio-chemist sought for questioning in the London bombings has been arrested in Cairo. Sebastian Rotella, Paris Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, says the chemicals used in last week's bombings tie the suspects to previous al Qaeda attacks.
- Reporter's Notebook: What's So Great about Harry Potter?
Bookstores will stay open late tonight and with special events galore, all as part of the hype for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. With adult themes--including death and the loss of faith in authority--the past two Potter books are said to have attracted millions of adult readers. The six-book series has made JK Rowling one of richest women in Britain. But is it literature? We ask Claire Armistead, Literary Editor of the Guardian newspaper.
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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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