People stop at a memorial  near the site of a terror attack in New York City.

People stop at a memorial near the site of a terror attack in New York City.

New York came under attack this week, with eight people killed in what’s being called an act of terror.

“Prosecutors say [the suspect] waived his Miranda rights and confessed during a hospital interview to having carried out the attack after being inspired by ISIS videos he watched on his cellphone,” NPR reports.

The focus on the suspect’s online connection with ISIS brought additional attention to the role of social media networks in politics, something they were already discussing with lawmakers in hearings this week.

In response to the violence, President Trump called for a change to immigration policy.

The president and congressional Republicans are also pushing for a change in the tax code, though a new poll suggests the public isn’t that excited to see lawmakers pivot to taxes.

Meanwhile, the first indictments in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election were handed down.

And whether it’s in Hollywood, New York or Washington, victims of sexual harassment continue to step forward with accusations against powerful men.


  • Mary Louise Kelly National security correspondent and host, NPR; @NPRKelly
  • Shane Harris Senior writer, The Wall Street Journal; Future of War fellow, New America; author, "At War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex" and "The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State"'; @shaneharris
  • Gail Delaughter Reporter, Houston Public Media; @Gail_HPM
  • Ben Reiter Senior writer, Sports Illustrated

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