FROM Lori Tobias
Giant Dock, Tsunami Debris Wash Ashore in Oregon Officials in Oregon are facing the daunting challenge of what to do with a Japanese ship dock, torn from its moorings by last year's tsunami, now washed up on a popular state beach. How did it float thousands of miles across the Pacific without anyone seeing it? Lori Tobias, who reports for The Oregonian , has been working on a story about debris from Japan's disaster. Now the story has arrived almost on her doorstep, in the form of a floating dock on Agate Beach.
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.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.