FROM Rachel Weiner
First Freddie Gray Verdict Ends with Officer Acquittal A judge in Baltimore today found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of all charges in the death of Freddy Gray — an incident that sparked riots and widespread anger around the country. Trials for four other officers are still pending. Billy Murphy, the attorney for Gray's family, said the family would respect the verdict. "Only those people who actually sat through this trial and heard all of the evidence have a right to have an opinion about whether his decision was fair, and whether or not it was warranted under the circumstances." Rachel Weiner is in Baltimore, covering the case for the Washington Post .
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?
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.