At least four people have died in the backs of private prison transport vans since 2012 — two from ulcers that coroners later said could have been easily treated. Another dozen prisoners and guards have died in crashes since 2000.
New York City drew the reservoir down to an unprecedented level last winter — but only because forecasting told city official that it would soon be able to refill with an unprecedented amount of snowmelt.
Shibley Telhami, professor at the University of Maryland, responds the news that Jordan's President has dismissed his government following protests in his country. King Abdullah has asked an ex-army general to forma new Cabinet.
The crisis in Egypt presents huge problems for US foreign policy. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the American role with Aaron David Miller, a former adviser on the Middle East to six US secretaries of state, between 1985 and 2003.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook about the prospects for a regional "domino effect" in Egypt's neighborhood. They discuss the likelihood for change in countries including Algeria, Libya, and Syria.
Columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof reports live from Cairo's Tahrir Square, where pro and anti-government clashes are turning violent again. Egyptian soldiers had been separating the two sides, but are now letting the protesters advance.
To assess the political stability in Yemen and what it means for the United States, we talk with Wallace A. Terrill, professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and Natalia Antelava, BBC reporter.