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A tribute to a trailblazing poet.

Coming up on today's show:

  • On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will join will join acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains what you need to know. 
  • The situation in the Gulf region appears to be evolving rapidly, with a sense of instability growing following reports of deadly assaults today in the Iranian capital. Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News, discusses what happened in Tehran today, and it means for the region. 
  • The trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez continues in Minnesota today. Yanez is facing manslaughter and other serious charges after killing 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year. Riham Feshir, a reporter with Minnesota Public Radio, has the details on the case. 
  • The state of Minnesota and its residents are beginning a formal process to decide the future of the the Enbridge Pipeline. If accepted, the pipeline will carry the oil across Ojibwe tribal lands. Tribal groups are worried about oil spills, and environmental groups are also concerned. Dan Kraker, a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, weighs in. 
  • The food industry spends billions of dollars marketing unhealthy foods, particularly to children. What is the impact of this marketing, and is it legal? Sara Abiola, an assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, answers.


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