FROM Julie Brown
Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida Hurricane Matthew killed more than 100 people in Haiti — and probably many more -- in a country where 300,000 are living in shelters. Now it's headed straight for Florida, a Category 4 storm with winds up to 145 to 150 miles an hour. Today Governor Rick Scott today urged people, "So if you're in an evacuation zone, get out. This is not something you should take a chance with. Time's running out. Leave. There's no excuse, the roads are open. You should get out." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald , updates conditions across the state.
Shooter's Background Emerges in Terror Investigation President Obama said today that the US is making progress against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. He said ISIS has lost a lot of ground and that air strikes have taken out many of its leaders. Part of his statement included a description of Sunday morning attack on the Pulse club in Orlando as one of many "small actors" who are hard to detect. "He appears to have been an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized." Julie Brown of the Miami Herald reports on what we’re learning about Omar Mateen.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?