- Newsmaker: Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated at UCLA
At UCLA Medical Center, 50 doctors and nurses have worked around the clock to perform an extraordinary operation. They have separated year-old Siamese-twin girls, who were joined at the head and face in opposite directions. Nick Madigan, who is reporting the story for the New York Times, has a progress report on the Guatemalan toddlers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Colombia-s President Faces Stiff Battle over Political Reform
Although he won-t be sworn in until tomorrow, the new President of Colombia has already faced by guerrilla attacks on an airport, police station, and electric and oil pipelines. Still, -lvaro Uribe has the vigorous support of President Bush, and the American presence there is growing. John Otis, South America bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle, looks at the hard-line politician and changing US policy in his country.
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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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