Myanmar, rocked by civil strife, has been kept isolated from the world for more than half a century. In recent years, however, the government has been proposing democratic reform and peace treaties with ethnic groups, prompting the U.S. to lift most sanctions. But how does a country move from being closed to being a more open society, and who is to gain? Jeffrey Brown reports from Myanmar.
In our news wrap Friday, tropical storm Karen closed in on the Gulf coast, aiming to make landfall between Grand Isle, La., and Destin, Fla., sometime Saturday. Also, investigators say Miriam Carey, whose car chase with police ended in her death on Capitol Hill, was delusional and believed the president was communicating to her. Continue reading