FROM Pam Belluck
First Locally Contracted Zika Outbreak in the US Until now, infections of Americans by the Zika virus have been travel related. Now, for the first time in the continental United States, several people apparently have been infected by mosquitoes. Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters, "One of these four cases involve the woman and the other three cases involve men they're all active Zika cases and have not exhibited symptoms to be admitted to the hospital." Pam Belluck, health reporter for the New York Times , has more on the story.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.