FROM Mark Brown
Endeavour's Last Ride, Giffords' Struggling Recovery Once it's retired, the shuttle Endeavour will go on display at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. But first, its last space flight is scheduled for launch tomorrow with President Obama, his family and recovering Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on hand. Gifford's husband, Mark Kelly, will be the commander. We hear about more about the end of the shuttle program and the struggle of recovering Congresswoman Giffords.
Endeavour's Last Ride: Countdown to the End of the Shuttle Era Tomorrow's launch of Endeavour will be the second-to-last in America's space-shuttle program, which has lasted for 30 years. The is expected to draw up to a million people, including President Obama, who will be making his second visit to the Kennedy Space Center, bringing his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia. Recovering Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords , whose husband Mark Kelly will command the Endeavour, will be there as well. We talk with former astronauts about privatizing the space program.
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.
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?
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.