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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.