FROM Barbara Liston
George Zimmerman Appears in Court Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said on NBC's Today Show this morning that she thinks George Zimmerman shot her son " by accident ." (She has since retracted that statement.) In any case, Zimmerman — who wasn't arrested after the killing in Sanford, Florida — is now in custody, charged with second degree murder. Zimmerman appeared in court today. Barbara Liston is reporting for the Reuters News Service .
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?