FROM Michael Schwirtz
US to Sue New York over Civil Rights Abuses at Rikers Island The Obama Administration is suing New York City over what the Justice Department calls a "deep-seated culture of violence" at Rikers Island, a prison where adolescent inmates are held. Yesterday, Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that inmates will no longer be held in solitary confinement. Reporter Michael Schwirtz of the New York Times has the story.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
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.