FROM Marc Spears
NBA Playoffs Defying Expectations What was supposed to be a slam dunk from the start has turned into a day of reckoning for the NBA Championship . The Los Angeles Lakers , who were supposed to coast through to the finals, are at 3-3 with the Houston Rockets . Last year’s champs, the Boston Celtics , who’ve played more cliffhanger games in this series than most teams play in a season, are battling it out with the Orlando Magic , also a 3-3 tie. Marc Spears, who covers the National Basketball Association for the Boston Globe , says Sunday's a day for basketball fans to be glued to the TV.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?