FROM Pat Duggins
Same Sex Marriage Proceeds in Alabama When a federal court overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, the state appealed to the US Supreme Court. Today, the appeal was rejected, and same-sex couples lined up to apply for licenses. But the controversial Chief Justice of Alabama's State Supreme Court has ordered probate judges to continue observing state law. Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench after advocating a monument to the 10 commandments in a courthouse — and then re-elected. Pat Duggins is News Director at Alabama Public Radio , based in Tuscaloosa.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?
Trump's Russia ties intensify with Comey firing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the Trump White House today, insisting the Bureau had not lost faith in former Director James Comey. He promised to notify the committee of any interference into investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Vladimir Putin's Russia. What do we know about those contacts… and how they relate to Trump's business interests and those of his family?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.