FROM Richard Olds
College Officials Cope with a Rare Disease Finals ended the first quarter at UC Santa Barbara last week, and many students have left the campus. But there's still concern about the bacterial meningitis that broke out there last month. A freshman lacrosse player's feet had to be amputated, and some parents were demanding that the Centers for Disease Control allow students to be inoculated with a vaccine not yet approved in the US. At Princeton University in New Jersey, 5000 students started getting those shots last week. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and at UC Riverside there have been cases of viral meningitis, a much less severe form of the illness.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
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.