FROM Megan Verlee
Colorado Springs Grieving over Planned Parenthood Shooting Three days after Friday’s deadly assault on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police have arrested the likely killer, but haven’t announced any motive. Planned Parenthood calls it "terrorism." Colorado Pubic Radio 's Megan Verlee updates the story.
DA Seeks Death Penalty in James Holmes Case "Justice is death." That's what the District Attorney of Arapahoe County, Colorado told a judge today in the case of James Holmes, who accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more last July during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Megan Verlee reports for Colorado Public Radio.
Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Judge This morning, shooting suspect John Holmes, appeared in court in Aurora for a preliminary proceeding. Twelve people have died and 58 were injured in last week's shooting spree . Holmes was told he'd be likely to face first-degree murder charges next Monday. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers was asked when her office would decide whether to seek the death penalty. Megan Verlee was at the press conference and in the courtroom for Colorado Public Radio .
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?
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?