FROM Megan Verlee
Colorado Springs Grieving over Planned Parenthood Shooting Three days after Friday’s deadly assault on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police have arrested the likely killer, but haven’t announced any motive. Planned Parenthood calls it "terrorism." Colorado Pubic Radio 's Megan Verlee updates the story.
DA Seeks Death Penalty in James Holmes Case "Justice is death." That's what the District Attorney of Arapahoe County, Colorado told a judge today in the case of James Holmes, who accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more last July during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Megan Verlee reports for Colorado Public Radio.
Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Judge This morning, shooting suspect John Holmes, appeared in court in Aurora for a preliminary proceeding. Twelve people have died and 58 were injured in last week's shooting spree . Holmes was told he'd be likely to face first-degree murder charges next Monday. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers was asked when her office would decide whether to seek the death penalty. Megan Verlee was at the press conference and in the courtroom for Colorado Public Radio .
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
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.