FROM Pam Belluck
First Locally Contracted Zika Outbreak in the US Until now, infections of Americans by the Zika virus have been travel related. Now, for the first time in the continental United States, several people apparently have been infected by mosquitoes. Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters, "One of these four cases involve the woman and the other three cases involve men they're all active Zika cases and have not exhibited symptoms to be admitted to the hospital." Pam Belluck, health reporter for the New York Times , has more on the story.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?