Here are our coverage plans today:
β’ We've posted the full speech transcript.
β’ Peter Grier in Washington is surveying the response of Jewish Americans to the speech.
In other world news ...
β’ Twenty years after Tiananmen Square, Peter Ford in Beijing reports that few remember who bore the brunt of the repression that followed the student protests β the state employees who supported the students.
β’ Peter Ford also writes on the first official mention of the Tiananmen Square events in a Chinese newspaper β twenty years after the news broke.
β’ Scott Peterson is in Iran as it marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic.
β’ The surprise decision by the Organization of American States to reopen its doors to Cuba is touted as a political and diplomatic victory by both Latin America's and Washington's left. But Tim Rogers reports that Cuba and most analysts say it's unlikely to lead to a "new dawn" in US-Latin American relations or even US-Cuban relations.
In US news ...
β’ If California bans baby bottles made with BPA, will the rest of the country follow? Minnesota outlawed the substance last month, and on Tuesday a proposal to ban it passed the California assembly. A grassroots-led fight against the substance has led to proposed bans in Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, and Michigan. The chemical lobby is fighting back, and the FDA has yet to draw conclusions.
β’ In his latest stop on his Recession Road Trip, Bill Glauber finds a relentlessly sunny mayor in America's "coolest small town."
β’ Productivity is up, but worker hours are way down. Laurent Belsie blogs.