FROM Mark Whitlock, Jr
Charleston Killings Hit a Nerve in Los Angeles The violent racism that appears to have spurred a gunman to attack Emmanuel First AME Church has Americans trying to come to terms with what it means for race relations in 2015. We hear from Angelinos in this special live edition of Which Way, LA?
AME in Los Angeles Vigils were held across the country last night for the shooting victims at the Emanuel Church in Charleston. There was also a vigil at the First AME Church in South L.A., the oldest church founded by African-Americans in Southern California, and another at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine. That’s one of the newest AME churches. We hear from its leader about how people here are reacting to the shooting in South Carolina and if they have any concerns about safety here.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?