- Making News: Terror Alert Lowered
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge today lowered the national terror alert to "yellow." The alert had been raised to orange just prior to the war on Iraq, after -chatter- convinced intelligence agents that such an attack was inevitable. Josh Meyers, who covers terrorism for the Los Angeles Times, reports that the absence of such an attack in the US or the Arab world has security officials somewhat surprised.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Human Genome Project
While the world was focused on the war in Iraq, scientists were completing what may be the most ambitious biomedical research project ever undertaken, one that transform our species, or at least the way we think of ourselves. Dr. Richard Gibbs, director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at the Baylor College of Medicine says the extraordinary achievement will open up challenging ethical questions.
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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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