MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. First up: fighting blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
Trump makes surprise visit to Iraq » President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq on Wednesday. They visited with troops stationed at the Al-Asad Airbase west of Baghdad. It was the president’s first trip to meet with service personnel in a conflict zone.
Synagogue shooting » Prosecutors in Pittsburgh filed 29 federal charges against Robert Gregory Bowers on Sunday. That was less than 24 hours after a shooting rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue. Here’s U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.