Trump Set to Announce Response to Syrian Gas Attack, Weighing Missile Strike
April 12, 2018: A decision on how best to respond to a chemical attack in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma over the weekend is being considered this week, after President Trump told reporters he would announce his plans within a few days of the attack near Syria's capital. The President canceled plans to attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru and Colombia in order to oversee his response, and White House press secretary told reporters “all options are on the table.” The Takeaway considers President Trump's various options as we head closer to the brink of missile strikes in Syria. Plus, we look at A.G. Sessions's visit to the border with Mexico amid a wider crackdown on illegal immigration; a novel drug to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease whose adverse affects, sometimes fatal, have been overlooked; and a growing body of work showing that women are often delegated menial tasks at the office instead of their male peers.