- Newsmaker: Ayman Al-Zawahiri: "The Brain to the Body" - Ayman Al-Zawahiri is the number two man in the al Qaeda network, "the brains behind Osama bin Laden." Joshua Cooper Ramo, of Time magazine, has more on the man who helped build the "decapitation-proof" network that has terrorized the world.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will Kids' Letters to Santa Get Answered This Year? - Letters to Santa are still pouring into America's mailboxes, yet because of the anthrax scare, Santa must take unprecedented precautions. Rick Brooks, who covers the package-delivery industry for The Wall Street Journal, laments the unfortunate irony that that may keep many lumpy lopsided letters from reaching their intended target.
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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?
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