- Making News: New String of Bombings Hit Iraq
Today in Baghdad three police stations and the headquarters of the Red Crescent were struck by suicide bombers, all within about 45 minutes. Forty people were killed and more than 200 injured in what-- being called the bloodiest attack since American occupation began. President Bush called it a sign that insurgents are --esperate--because of allied progress in restoring order. Dan Murphy is staff reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter's Notebook: What-- Causing the Southern California Fires?
Massive wildfires have cast a pall of smoke over Southern California, limiting visibility on the ground and in the air. Airports have been shut down or severely limited, impacting air travel in other parts of the country. California-- raging wildfires result from a combination of circumstances: hot, dry weather conditions and the so-called Santa Ana winds that blow out of the desert toward the coastline. Richard Minnich, professor in Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, specializes in fire ecology.
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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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