FROM Ben Arnoldy
NATO Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill Scores In Afghanistan today, officials say a NATO air strike on two fuel trucks has killed up to ninety people. An investigation is being launched into whether civilians were among those killed. In the meantime, controversy over the recent elections continues to grow. Ben Arnoldy is the South Asia Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor .
US Military Launches Offensive in Afghanistan A US soldier reportedly has been captured by a terrorist group in Afghanistan. Not much is known, but the Agence-France Press says the group is promising a videotape along with some kind of demands. Meantime 4000 other marines are in involved in an offensive in Helmand Provence. Ben Arnoldy is South Asia correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor .
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.