"No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems."
—Anna Garlin Spencer
- Journalist Michael Hastings Dies In Car Crash At Age 33 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:01:00 -0400
- The journalist whose candid interviews of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the officer's eventual removal from his post has died in a car crash, according to reports.
- Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:50:00 -0400
- House Speaker John Boehner strongly suggested he would abide by the Hastert rule on immigration legislation, meaning no floor vote unless a majority of House Republicans backed the bill.
- Google Files First-Amendment Request With FISA Court Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:50:00 -0400
- The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
- A Field Guide To Jimmy Hoffa Searches Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:10:00 -0400
- The whereabouts of the ex-Teamsters boss is the stuff of urban legend. Here are the highlights and lowlights of the various searches for Jimmy Hoffa's body.
- Perk Backlash: Do Surprise Upgrades Make Us Uneasy? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:34:00 -0400
- When we get free perks we didn't earn, negative feelings can result, according to researchers. Part of the problem? Fellow customers. It helps if they're not around, a new study says.
- Obama's Unplanned NSA Discussion Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:26:00 -0400
- President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.
- 'Days Of Rambo Are Over': Pentagon Details Women's Move To Combat Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:22:00 -0400
- The U.S. military said in January that it will end its front-line combat exclusion for women; the shift means that women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs in the next three years.
- FDA Backs Off On Regulation Of Fecal Transplants Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:08:00 -0400
- Fecal transplants are being used more often to treat life-threatening bacterial infections. But the Food and Drug Administration worried that the still-experimental procedure put patients at risk. Now it is dropping plans to restrict transplants after doctors and patients complained.
- Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:45:00 -0400
- Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.
- A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:33:00 -0400
- This week Audie Cornish travels to Birmingham, Ala., to revisit some of the stories that shaped that city and the nation in the summer of 1963. Today she talks with Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat about how the newspapers covered the civil rights struggle fifty years ago.
- Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:49:00 -0400
- Smartphone apps can help count calories or detect a heart attack. People are embracing them to manage many aspects of their health. But medical apps are largely unregulated now, so there's no easy way to be sure which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren't.
- Where's Jimmy Hoffa? Everywhere And Nowhere Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:17:00 -0400
- FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.
- How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:58:00 -0400
- A day at a museum promises fun for parents and kids alike. But for children who are on the autism spectrum, a seemingly simple museum exhibit may be too overwhelming to enjoy. Now, museums are coming up with ways to accommodate these visitors.
- 6 Surprising Things About The IRS Scandal Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:15:00 -0400
- Interviews with two key IRS staffers describe a workplace where office politics in Cincinnati and Washington, not partisan politics, served as the animating force behind the improper targeting of Tea Party groups.
- President Obama, 'Honest And Trustworthy?' Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.