FROM Jacoba Urist
Is College Really Harder to Get Into than It Used to Be? All over the country, high school graduates are grinding their teeth over where to enroll in college. But what about getting those acceptance letters in the first place? If you didn't get higher SAT score this year or boast a better GPA than you did in the past, you wouldn't get into the same college. That's a widespread perception that calls for analysis, according to Jacoba Urist. She's a writer for the Atlantic and contributor to NBC News for health, education and business.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.