FROM Miriam Elder
Five Years in Jail for Russian Anti-Putin Activist Russia's most popular dissident, Alexei Navalny, has called President Vladimir Putin the country's "main thief." Today, he was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement and removed from the courtroom in handcuffs. That led to protests on the streets of Moscow, where Miriam Elder reports for the Guardian .
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.