And now, a check of the week ahead on the international front. Our correspondent is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi. Russia has certainly been in the news a lot here recently, including word that Russia is expelling U.S. diplomats in retaliation for sanctions against that country approved by Congress for alleged meddling in last year’s election.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on Dreamers — children who were brought to the U.S. when their parents illegally crossed the border and have since grown up and gone to school here.
It’s tough to flip on the TV right now without finding game shows, be it reboots like "Match Game," newbies like "Beat Shazam" or long-timers like "The Price is Right." But does quantity equal quality? Are we, in fact, in the midst of a golden age of game shows?
Both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that would increase sanctions on Russia, tightening restrictions on the country's oil and gas industries. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the U.S. must cut 755 staff members from the Russian embassy.
Many in Washington are still reeling from last week’s narrow defeat of the Senate Republican’s repeal and replace plan for the Affordable Care Act. In the wake of that failure, some senators have expressed a desire to come together and craft a bipartisan deal.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) is now operating its own large scale solar farm. Officials say when the sun is shining the new solar panels can put out about 28 megawatts of energy, which is enough to power 10,000 homes.
Sen. Jeff Flake has been one of President Trump’s strongest critics, both when it comes to behavior and certain policies. On Tuesday, Flake’s book "Conscience of a Conservative" will be published. Many of its pages are devoted to criticizing the president.
A Valley woman running for the U.S. Senate said she’s still under attack because of her Muslim faith. Deedra Abboud reminded supporters how the idea of religious freedom influenced the Founding Fathers. She also spoke about her belief in the separation of church and state.
Improved imaging of the Earth’s interior has unlocked new subsurface mysteries, including an area 600 miles down where the mantle’s usual flow pattern changes. Now, at a lab bench on the planet’s surface, a team of researchers might have found the reason why.