FROM Dina Kyriakidou
Greek Voters Just Say "No" After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent. The banks are still closed, and Greece faces default, financial collapse, expulsion from the Eurozone — and possibly from the European Union. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls his referendum " a celebration of democracy " and, for the moment, EU leaders don't know what to do. One sign of possible conciliation is the surprise resignation of controversial Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. We look at possible options for America's biggest trading partner.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."