- Making News: Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv
Nine people have been killed and another 59 wounded, some critically, on a crowded street in Tel Aviv during the Passover holiday. Sami Salim of Islamic Jihad is accused of setting off the suicide bomb. In related news, Iran and Qatar have each offered $50 million to aid the Hamas-led Palestinian government, aid seen as a threat to Israel. Graham Usher is a former Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Economist magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Some Illegal Immigrants Still Paying Taxes
It's tax day and illegal immigrants are filing in record numbers. While undocumented wage-earners are not eligible for social security numbers, they are eligible for special identification numbers. Last year the IRS issued 1.2 million of these ID numbers, most of which ended up on tax returns. Anthropologist Leo Ch--vez says the immigrants' incentive is the chance to one day become American citizens.
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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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