Lily Koppel’s new book looks at how a hidden group of women defined America’s history — astronaut wives. Wives of famous astronauts like Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin, who walked on the moon in 1969, talked about the pressures of being married to these high-profile men and looking like “Stepford wives,” maintaining the image of a perfect marriage and perfect family. Fast-forward 30 years, and we see these space heroes in the news again, but this time battling alcoholism and divorce.
Foreign policy experts explain the newly-released Benghazi report; Would temporarily removing guns from those with temporary restraining orders alleviate gun violence?; and Stanford University researches have found an enormous water reservoir in California – will it save the parched Golden State from the drought?
What comes next for President Obama's immigration plan; analysts debate the utility of the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in; Plus, it seems for every major gun violence tragedy, a new gun control group is formed, making that side's fight against a seemingly monolithic-NRA all the more challenging - we'll hear from several gun control groups about why they resist consolidating.
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