FROM Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario: "It's What I Do" New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario was already well known for pictures from war zones and other troubled places when she was kidnapped in Libya four years ago. She was held for a week with other journalists, then finally released. That close call inspired her to become a mother — but not to quit her dangerous job. "While covering war, there were days when I had boundless courage and there were days… when I was terrified from the moment I woke up." That's a passage from Addario's new memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's life of Love and War . All photos courtesy of Lynsey Addario.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.