FROM Gareth Williams
Anglo-Saxon Treasure Found in British Field The Anglo-Saxons ruled England from the 5th Century until the Norman Conquest in 1066. Now, with a metal detector, amateur treasure-hunter Terry Herbert has found an enormous hoard of buried gold and silver that one historian says "will make us rethink the Dark Ages." As many as 1500 sword decorations, crosses and other metal artifacts date back to 7th Century England, the era that celebrated Beowulf's battles with monsters and dragons. Gareth Williams is an expert on antiquities and curator at the British Museum.
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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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.