FROM Nora Volkow
Daily Pot Use Surpasses Cigarettes among High School Seniors The Centers for Disease Control have spent $50 million a year to persuade Americana teenagers to stop smoking. It appears to be money well spent. Using federal money, the University of Michigan has monitored smoking by American middle- and high-school students for the past 41 years. The latest results show some of the lowest levels in history. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse , has more on the study's findings.
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?
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.
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?