FROM Marina Khubesrian
The Foiled School Shooting Plot in South Pasadena South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller says two students had a “huge plan” for a mass shooting at South Pasadena High. After they were arrested, he says they told officers they were willing to die in a police shootout. No weapons were found, and there was no target date, but the evidence was “pretty frightening.” The FBI is part of the investigation.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.