FROM Geeta Anand
Police Identify Killers of Bangladesh Bloggers Bangladesh split from Pakistan in 1971 to become a secular democracy. Three years ago, there were mass protests against the increased presence of religion in politics. Since then, some protest organizers and others have been murdered — most often by machete blows to the backs of their necks. Secular bloggers, gay rights activists and others are terrified. Many have left the country or gone into hiding. Now the chief police investigator has told the New York Times the killings are the systematic work of two well-organized Islamic terrorist groups. Old Town Dhaka Photo: joiseyshowaa
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 Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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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.