"A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"
—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer
- Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:00 -0500
- The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.
- Immigration Driving Broad Demographic Shifts In U.S., Report Says Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:00 -0500
- An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.
- In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:37 -0500
- Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.
- 5 Defining Moments In The U.S.-Cuba Relationship Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:54:41 -0500
- President Obama says the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations, which were severed in 1961. Here are images that highlight the decades of tense relations.
- Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:50:00 -0500
- A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.
- California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:49:00 -0500
- Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.
- Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:27:00 -0500
- Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.
- Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:30:00 -0500
- Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.
- Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:40:46 -0500
- Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
- The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:54:00 -0500
- No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
- Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
- Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.
- Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500
- When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.
- Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:36:00 -0500
- Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
- Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:02:00 -0500
- Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.