FROM John Charles
Astronaut Scott Kelly's One Year Mission and the Twin Study The longest American space voyage ever is now over and scientists are about to swarm over Scott Kelly. When the astronaut touched down yesterday in Kazakhstan, he set a record for the longest spaceflight by an American. Kelly now holds the record of 340 days in space… and comparison with his twin brother , former astronaut Mark Kelly, offers a unique opportunity. We hear what's in store for Kelly and from America's former record holder. Two thumbs up from NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, resting in a chair outside of the spacecraft just minutes after he landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 ( Bill Ingalls/NASA ) Astronaut twins Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly
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.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.