FROM Azan Ahmed
Deadly Attack in Afghanistan Forty-four people are dead in western Afghanistan in one of the Taliban's most deadly attacks in 10 years of warfare. It involved two suicide bombers and the killing of hostages in the basement of a provincial courthouse. Azam Ahmed reports from Kabul for the New York Times .
Trump's opening offer: Making some of America 'great again?' A massive increase for the Pentagon at the expense of domestic programs. We hear about winners and losers in the President's first proposed budget.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
East Asia: President Trump's first foreign policy test Starting with North Korea's latest test of nuclear missiles, a chain of events is causing instability in Asia. Could it turn into the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump Administration?