- Making News: Missiles Target US Navy Ships in Jordan
Two American Navy ships have left Jordan-s port city of Aqaba after one of three rockets narrowly missed the USS Ashland, striking a warehouse and killing a Jordanian soldier. Another fell near a hospital a mile away and a third hit hear an airport inside the Israeli border. Steve Simon, author of The Age of Sacred Terror and senior policy analyst at Rand, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Race to Build the Fastest Computer
Today-s New York Times on a global race to build the world-s fastest supercomputer, capable of 1,000 trillion operations a second. The latest competitor is China. Currently, the fastest computer is at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where it-s used to help design nuclear weapons and operates at 100,000 times faster than the latest desktop PC. Computer scientist Jack Dongarra considers what-s at stake for national defense, commercial manufacturing and national pride.
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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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