In The Headlines

1. Obama Expected to Push for Human Rights in First Visit to Vietnam

President Barack Obama has begun a three-day visit to Vietnam, his first stop on a week-long trip in Asia. The president arrived in the Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi on Sunday in his first visit to the country. Vietnamese leaders want Obama to lift an embargo on selling weapons to Vietnam, while the president is expected to push the Southeast Asian country to improve its human rights record.

2. A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.

3. A Synthetic Human Genome? Not So Fast

Bioethicist Laurie Zoloth and biologist Jeff Way discuss the scientific and ethical challenges that lie ahead for large genome synthesis.

4. Egypt's Decimated Tourism Industry

Suspicion that a terrorist act may have brought down the Egyptian airliner that plunged into the Mediterranean last week delivers another blow to Egypt's already desperate tourism industry. Arrivals have collapsed, hotels shut down and many workers have lost their jobs. The FT's North Africa correspondent Heba Saleh reports.

5. The TPP's Economic Impact

A pending trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries would have only modest economic benefits, according to a newly released assessment by the U.S. International Trade Commission.If enacted, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost U.S. annual GDP by $42.7 billion, or .15 percent, by 2032. “That’s about a month or two of GDP growth,” said Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

6. Scientists Would Rather Save Clownfish Than Find Nemo

Kids loved Nemo and wanted to have a clownfish of their own. This landed the species on the endangered species list. What will happen with 'Finding Dory?'

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