Robert Siegel talks to former Senator and Ambassador James Sasser about the situation involving Chen Guangcheng and the implications for the U.S. government. Sasser was U.S. Ambassador to China from 1995 to 1999. He is currently a vice-chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, which promotes cooperation between the two countries.
At least four students were killed Wednesday night at a university in Syria's largest city. The deaths came as security forces raided several dormitories after students went out of mass anti-government protests on Wednesday. At least 50 people and as many as 200 were rounded up and arrested. One component of the U.N.-brokered peace plan that was supposed to into affect more than two weeks ago is that Syrians be allowed to demonstrate. Authorities have since closed the university until further notice.
On Thursday, the Army's Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released nearly 200 pages of documents that had been taken from Osama bin Laden's hideaway in Pakistan. The documents were seized by Navy SEALs the night bin Laden was killed. The U.S. government turned a small sample over to the West Point center for analysis. The documents offer a glimpse of bin Laden trying to run al-Qaida while in hiding. Dina Temple-Raston speaks with host Audie Cornish about what the papers reveal about bin Laden.
The former al-Qaida leader was planning attacks throughout his years in Pakistan, which included a wish to kill President Obama. But the plots were far beyond the capability of his weakened organization. And bin Laden was upset with the actions of affiliated groups he couldn't control.
Rice and beans is a cultural icon in many parts of the world. It's pretty healthy and relatively cheap. It may keep people from starving, as TV personality Sean Hannity suggests, but it doesn't have all the nutrients a body needs for life.
Hundreds of people who are concerned about his safety have uploaded photos of themselves wearing sunglasses — a show of solidarity with the Chinese activist, who is blind and is normally seen in dark glasses. The campaign keeps building.
The Obama administration has stepped up the use of drone strikes to kill suspected al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan. Join us to discuss legal and ethical issues over U.S drone attacks.
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