FROM Owen Bowcott
Paisley and Adams Strike Historic Deal in Northern Ireland In Belfast, Northern Ireland today, a joint news conference many thought never would happen. They did not shake hands--but Ian Paisley of the Protestant Democratic Unionist Party and Gerry Adams of Catholic Sinn Féin appeared together to announce renewed negotiations on sharing power. They both expressed hope that they could lay the foundation for a lasting peace. Owen Bowcott is Ireland Correspondent for the Guardian .
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?
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.