FROM Margaret Pericak-Vance
Breakthrough Discovery in Battle against Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease that causes symptoms ranging from muscle weakness to paralysis. Its causes are environmental as well as genetic. Thirty years ago, researchers found one gene that's part of the problem. Now medical researchers say they've found a second gene. Margaret Pericak-Vance, director of the Miami Institute for Human Genomics, co-authored two papers on MS published today.
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?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.