FROM Alexis Okeowo
Where Are the Kidnapped Nigerian Girls? More than two weeks ago a Nigerian militant group known as Boko Haram kidnapped 237 girls from a state school in the northern part of the country. So far the government hasn't been able to rescue the teenagers. Now there are rumors of mass marriages of the girls to their captors. This is just one of a series of attacks on schools and villages over the past five years of insurgency in the region. Alexis Okeowo is a freelance journalist based in Lagos, who's been covering the crisis for the New Yorker .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.