FROM Lisa Ling
Laura Ling and Euna Lee Go on Trial in North Korea Two American journalists go on trial Thursday in North Korea, where they’re charged with illegal entry and “hostile acts.” Euna Lee and Laura Ling work for Current TV, a San Francisco-based Internet outlet started by Al Gore. Since they were detained in March, the two have met with the Swedish ambassador, who handles affairs for the US, which does not have diplomatic relations with North Korea. They also have spoken by phone with relatives back home, including Lisa Ling, Laura’s sister, and herself a reporter.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.
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.