"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible."
—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian
- Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:06 -0400
- The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.
- Secret Service Chief Faces Questions Over Breaches At White House Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:11:00 -0400
- Lawmakers on the House oversight committee will ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.
- Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:34:55 -0400
- The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.
- Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:03:00 -0400
- One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.
- European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:37:00 -0400
- Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
- Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:35:00 -0400
- In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.
- White House Fence Jumper Made It Farther Into Building Than Reported Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:01:00 -0400
- Rachel Martin speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who found that the recent fence jumper at the White House, Omar Gonzalez, got much farther into the building than previously reported.
- Who Will Win The 2014 World Series? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:26:00 -0400
- If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.
- Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:58 -0400
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rock star's welcome at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. Journalist Mitra Kalita is following his visit and speaks with Rachel Martin.
- Calif. Law Requires 'Affirmative Consent' To Combat Sexual Assault Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:58 -0400
- The new law requires all California colleges and universities to have policies about consent during sex, saying a student needs "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" from their partner.
- Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- A protest on Sunday night in Ferguson, Mo., led to a tense confrontation. Earlier in the weekend, two officers were shot. Police insist the shootings had nothing to do with Michael Brown's death.
- Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- A fire shut down the city's airports on Friday, but the ripple effect is still forcing delays and cancellations. The FAA is also reviewing its contingency and security plans.
- The End Of Summer Means The End Of 'Snowballs' In New Orleans Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- The snowball is just crushed ice and syrup. Legal battles have been waged over snowball patents and recipes, and locals understand why — it's because the snowball is worth fighting for.
- Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.
- More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:12:00 -0400
- How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.