WASHINGTON

Why transcripts of Trump's calls with heads of state are so hard to get

A US intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint citing a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. The whistleblower says this wasn't the first time under the Trump administration that a telephone conversation record was placed into a codeword-level system to protect politically sensitive information. Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive spoke to The World about the "codeword-level" system. 

History

Remembering how America experienced 9/11

America is at a turning point in which the events of 9/11 are shifting from memory to history. In his book, "The Only Plane in the Sky," author Garrett Graff compiles a comprehensive oral history timeline of Sept. 11, 2001, told via brief diary-like accounts.

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Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Global Politics

Fidel Castro resigns

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.

Conflict & Justice

The conflict in Kenya

Adam Mynott in Kenya, on the status of talks between the country's government and the opposition; the two sides have so far failed to reach a power-sharing agreement that would settle a dispute over elections back in December

Global Politics

Condoleezza Rice in China

The World's Mary Kay Magistad has details on Condoleeza Rice's visit to China, as today the Secretary of State urged China to use its influence to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

Iraq sets deadline for militias

The World's Jason Margolis has the latest on the showdown between the Iraqi government and Shiite militants, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given the militants a deadline of 72 hours to lay down their weapons.

Global Politics

Arab split over Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Arab nations are split over what to do about Lebanon: an Arab Summit in Syria was supposed to help heal Lebanon's political wounds, but the meeting is instead highlighting divisions within the Arab world.