- Newsmaker: Unanimous UN Vote Gives Iraq One Week to Comply
By a unanimous vote, with even Syria assenting, the UN Security Council today passed a tough, new resolution demanding unfettered access for weapons inspectors in Iraq. Evelyn Leopold, United Nations bureau chief for Reuters News Service, reports on the UN process, Iraq-s likelihood to accept the unconditional conditions, and the potential impact US policy in the region.
- Reporter's Notebook: South America-s Terrorism
Immediately after September 11, intelligence agencies looked at the intersection boundaries of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay for suspected terrorists. Now, attention has turned that way again, with reports that the Tri-Border Region is a planning center for acts of terror against US and Israel. Mike Boettcher, a national correspondent and terrorism expert for CNN, looks at the sources, targets and the Wild West nature of the area.
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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?
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