FROM Fran Bagenal
NASA's Successful Pluto Fly-by NASA launched the New Horizons spacecraft nine and a half years go, and last night — three billion miles later — pictures and other data began coming back from Pluto, the most distant object ever reached by human kind. The world's most famous astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking sent congratulations on YouTube. Fran Bagenal leads the New Horizon 's Particles and Plasma Team, and she's been on the project since the beginning. See more images of New Horizon's mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.