Gwen Ifill speaks with transportation and homeland security experts about striking the right balance between providing safety in air travel and accommodating the privacy needs of passengers. Continue reading
President Obama criticized “human and systemic failures” that allowed an attempted bombing of a flight bound for Detroit. Margaret Warner reports and speaks with Jeffrey Brown about the latest developments. Continue reading
In the wake of an attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit, Gwen Ifill speaks with a panel of terror experts about the state of U.S. counter-terror efforts and airline security. Continue reading
A mutated virus from the oral vaccine used to prevent the spread of polio in Nigeria has paralyzed at least 124 children in the West African country this year. Continue reading
In other news, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to recommend Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice, and consumer confidence fell for a second straight month. Continue reading
In her new short story collection, “The Thing Around Your Neck,” Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moves back and forth between two continents the way she has in real life.
Royal Dutch Shell, in order to settle several lawsuits brought in a U.S. court, agreed Monday to pay $15.5 million to the families of Nigerian protesters executed by the military regime in the 1990s. Continue reading