FROM Jimmiel Mandima
The Race to Save the Northern White Rhino There are just three Northern White Rhinoceros left in the world after a fourth died yesterday at the San Diego Zoo of a bacterial infection and age-related health issues. Nola, a female, had to be euthanized . Her species is the most endangered on Earth, and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is doing all it can to preserve it from total extinction. Nola, seen here at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on April 24, 2015. Photo by Jeff Keeton
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
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.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.