- Newsmaker: Suicide Blast Forces Bush to Push Mid East Peace
Hamas has claimed responsibility for the latest suicide bombing of a bus full of school children in Jerusalem. In the deadliest such incident since 1996, 19 Israelis were killed and 50 injured. Jim Fish, Jerusalem correspondent for the BBC, says the attack renewed Prime Minister Sharon's opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state and President Bush's determination to reinvigorate the peace process.
- Reporter's Notebook: Silently Shifting Teachers in Sex Abuse Cases
School districts are beginning to sue each other for what's called "passing the trash." Victims and their families are also going to court, and legislatures are starting to crack down. Charol Shakeshaft, professor of education administration at Hofstra University, reports on the disturbing parallels to recent revelations about the handling of pedophiles by the Roman Catholic Church.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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