- Making News: Fighting Intensifies in Sadr City
The single deadliest attack in four months against American troops in Iraq took place just outside Fallujah yesterday. Seven Marines lost their lives, upping the military death toll of Americans to nearly 1,000. Today, in Sadr City, brought more casualties as insurgents attacked with mortar, grenades, and bombs. Jackie Spinner, who's in Baghdad for the Washington Post, says Iraqis fear a Kerry victory in November will prolong the escalating violence.
- Reporter's Notebook: National Geographic Issues Warning on Global Warming
While it often sounds like a throw-away phrase, a benign, natural occurrence that doesn't really affect our daily lives, the threat of global warming is very real. So reports a four-year study of National Geographic, whose September issue reveals a deep and disturbing vision of our planet in the midst of an abrupt climate change. Editor Dennis Dimick warns the shift could change human, animal and plant life in dramatic ways.
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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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