FROM Elilta 'Lily' Habtu
A Year After the Virginia Tech Massacre, Debate Continues over Gun Control It's been one year since the massacre at Virginia Tech , where surviving students -- including some of the wounded -- are pushing for gun control. But students elsewhere want the right to carry concealed weapons on campus for self-defense, and that's been legalized in a few places. In the past year, some 30 incidents on school campuses have killed 14 people and led to proposed restrictions in 38 states. We hear from students on both sides, as well as how urban and rural communities are locked in ongoing struggles over public safety and the right to bear arms.
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.
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?
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?