FROM Jim Michaels
First Women Marines Graduate from Infantry Training The Marines' infantry program requires candidates to spend long days and nights in primitive conditions and to complete a grueling 20 kilometer hike with 85 pounds of gear. For the first time today, three women graduated from the Marine Corps Infantry Training Program at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Today's graduation is part of a closely watched experiment for integrating women into combat. Jim Michaels, military reporter for USA Today , looks at what might be next for them.
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?
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.