FROM Keegan Hankes
Hate Group Named in Charleston Gunman Manifesto White supremacist groups use the Internet to spread hatred of black people. Some of their leaders also back Republican politicians. A case in point is a website that might have been Dylann Roof's call to action. In an online manifesto attributed to him, Roof – who has been charged with last week's murders of nine black people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina -- says he learned of "brutal black on white murders" from the website of the Council of Conservative Citizens . "At this moment," he says, "I realized that something was very wrong." Keegan Hankes is a research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center 's Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups. Earl Holt III, president of the Council of Conservative Citizens, in an image from the council's website
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.