FROM Rebecca Lonergan
The LAPD and the Dodger Stadium Beating Case Giants fan Bryan Stow, brutally beaten in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot following an Opening Day game in late March, remains in serious condition in a San Francisco hospital. Giovanni Ramirez, charged soon after the crime, was exonerated in the case last Friday when new suspects were arrested. Eye witnesses had wrongly identified Ramirez. How could this happen and how often are such mistakes made?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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?