President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan won the runoff election on Sunday, and is set to extend his two decade rule. And Kyiv is under Russian attack as Ukraine prepares for a counter-offensive.
The Sunday Story: Stephanie Foo's book has a happy ending
When Stephanie Foo turned 30, she learned she had complex PTSD. Her efforts to heal from an abusive childhood and intergenerational trauma drove her to write What My Bones Know, a book that combines memoir with the rigorous reporting she'd honed as a journalist.Stephanie talks with producer Justine Yan about the initial shame upon hearing her diagnosis, lessons she learned when she went home to San Jose, California, and the fierce love she's practicing as she expects her first child.
US Treasury Debt, Default and Work Requirements, New HIV Data
If the US government defaults, the world's financial system would be affected, but some experts say that would actually increase demand for US government debt. An obstacle in the debt ceiling negotiations is tougher work requirements for social safety-net programs. New data shows the US is doing well in preventing new HIV infections, but the gains are happening unevenly across racial and ethnic groups.
Doctor Abortion Case, Texas AG Impeachment, Turkey Election
Indiana doctor Caitlin Bernard, who spoke out publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old girl from Ohio, faces disciplinary action for violating privacy laws. Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton might be impeached in a vote by members of his own party for allegedly abusing his power. And, voters will head to the polls in Turkey this weekend to decided if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will continue his 20-year rule.
Ukraine's Delayed Offensive, IVG Reproduction, Preparing for Debt Default
Ukraine has been preparing for months to launch a counteroffensive against Russia's invasion, but the high stakes operation has seen many delays. Scientists are using a new method known as in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, that could revolutionize the way babies are made. And if the government defaults on its debt, people will have a harder time borrowing money.
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