FROM David McCarthy
Saddle Ridge Hoard and the Allure of Treasure "I thought any second an old miner with a mule was going to appear." That was the reaction of a California man who dug up $10 million worth of gold coins he and his wife found while they were walking their dog. It's a story of discovering buried treasure, an idea hard wired in the human psyche. There were 1427 coins — worth $5, $10 and $20 apiece — dated from 1847 to 1894 and minted in San Francisco. The couple that found them has not been identified, but David McCarthy is the numismatist, or coin expert, they consulted after realizing the dream of virtually every human being. He works for the coin dealer Kagin's in Tiburon, California.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?