- Newsmaker: Raising the Kursk in the City of Murmansk - The 18,000-ton Russian atomic submarine Kursk is still at the bottom of the Barents Sea, but President Putin is trying to raise her and the 118 crewmen who died when the ship sank last year. The BBC's Jonathon Charles has more on the monumentally dangerous cooperative effort to raise the sub, which sits in international fishing waters.
- Reporter's Notebook: Study Finds Six Million Votes Uncounted Votes - After studying last year's presidential election, researchers at two of America's most prestigious scientific universities concluded that the voting process is not considered a serious element of the democratic process. Charles Stewart, of the CalTech-MIT Voting Technology Project, has more on what is and what could be.
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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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