As part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases the best of public broadcasting from around the country, Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television reports on the surge of heroin-related crimes there.
The drug war in Mexico continues to escalate and its targets are ever-expanding. Judy Woodruff talks to Angela Kocherga, the Mexico Bureau Chief of Belo Television for more on Mexico's drug troubles.
In other news Monday, roadside bombings in Afghanistan raised the U.S. death toll for June to 42. Meanwhile, security was tightened in Kabul on the eve of an international aid donors summit.
Margaret Warner has an update on the violence gripping Jamaica's capital where more than 40 people have died, after security forces stormed the slums in search of a reputed drug lord.
The Supreme Court is revisiting a clause about confrontation in the courtroom. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review explains what is behind the debate.
Four family members of a Mexican Naval hero were gunned down this week in an apparent revenge attack by one of Mexico's top drug cartels, thrusting an already escalating drug war into a dangerous new territory.
The Mexican government claimed a major victory in the war against drug cartels: kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed Thursday in a shoot out with a Mexican navy unit. Global Post correspondent Ioan Grillo reports.
In other news, the House voted Thursday to establish a new consumer protection agency, and federal agents carried out a massive 19-state drug bust.
Artist Alice Leora Briggs takes an unflinching look at the violence in the border town of Juarez, Mexico.
In other news, the death toll from Wednesday's bombings across Baghdad climbed to at least 101 people, and ten alleged leaders of Mexican frug cartels have been indicted in the U.S.
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