FROM David Ovalle
Puerto Rico grapples with hurricane damage The scope of destruction left by Hurricane Maria is still unknown in Puerto. Residents and government officials have just started surveying the damage. William Villafañe, Chief of Staff of the territorial government, told NPR that he’d never in his life seen anything like it. David Ovalle is covering from Miami while colleagues from the Miami Herald find what they can in Puerto Rico.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.