Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.
The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the notion that gender identity can be fluid. It's being met with sharp criticism by some Catholics. Also on Tuesday, we meet the host of a radio show in Los Angeles that's geared toward the Iranian American community there. Plus, how the city of Amsterdam is dealing with too many tourists.
The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons systems and role that private companies play in national defense. Also, what lessons are Hongkongers drawing from the large weekend protests over extradition arrangements with mainland China? Plus, we profile the Chilean women's soccer team as the Women's World Cup enters its first week.
Anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was arrested on what many are saying is trumped up charges in retaliation for his investigative work. It has sparked an outpouring of support within Russia and internationally.
We try to contextualize President Trump's claim that a record number of people are illegally crossing the border by looking at the data going back almost two decades. Also, we hear from two high schools seniors — in California and Illinois — who missed the cutoff for protection under DACA. Plus, the Women's World Cup soccer tournament gets underway in France, with the US defending its 2015 title.
Undocumented immigrant teens are increasingly graduating from high school without legal protections such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Despite the uncertainty, these students are turning to their networks and one another to push ahead and pursue higher education.