FROM Jeffrey Rudolph
The Shuttle Endeavour Is Coming Home The last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for April 29, piloted by Captain Mark Kelly, husband of the injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Next stop for the shuttle is the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. That announcement came from NASA today, the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch. LA won out over eleven other cities.
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.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.