- Newsmaker: The Murder of Journalist Daniel Pearl
A grisly videotape has proven that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by his abductors in Pakistan. President Bush says the incident has strengthened America's resolve to fight terrorism. But how often are journalists killed? How dangerous is their profession? Joel Simon, Deputy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, has some surprising answers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Former Olympic Hero on "Olympic Aid" for International Refugees
Former gold-medallist Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in Olympic history. In 1999, he joined the IOC as part of the wave of reform. He's also founder of Olympic Aid, a humanitarian group that focuses on child refugees in countries devastated by war. While the controversies continue in Salt Lake City, the Olympic spirit is serious business for many athletes.
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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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