FROM Sharon Melin
Sick, Stranded Sea Lion Pups Today's Los Angeles Times featured a sad, sad photo earlier today of a sea lion pup looking stranded and forlorn on a Southern California beach. Its one of hundreds who've washed up, sickly and some near death, since the start of the year. Wildlife officials are now calling it an "unusual mortality event." Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, explains what that means and whats happening to these creatures.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.