FROM Malia Zimmerman
Hawaii Rocked by 6.7 Earthquake Hawaii's strongest earthquake in 20 years has officials fanning out across the islands, inspecting bridges and looking for other damage. Power still has not been fully restored since a 6.7 quake hit yesterday morning, followed by one of 5.8 and at least 30 aftershocks. Remarkably, no one has been killed or seriously injured. However, relief and reconstruction efforts will be complicated by the need to bring all supplies in by ship or air.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.