FROM Nadine Smith
Lesbian Teenager Faces Statutory Rape Charge A Florida girl who just turned 18 has refused to accept a plea bargain on charges of lewd and lascivious battery, stemming from her admitted and ongoing sexual relationship with another girl who's 14. Kaitlyn Hunt has become a cause célèbre for gay rights since she was arrested. Her mother, describing the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, Last night, Kaitlyn's mother, who has five daughters, said of the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, "I didn't consider it wrong or criminal at all. So I'm definitely learning a lot of things right now."
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.