Darius Joseph, 15, left New Orleans after Katrina destroyed his home. He’s now homeless again after the tornado in Oklahoma, but he’s helping his adopted family recover.
Washington state Congressman Rick Larsen says emergency funds have been made available to aid repairs to the Interstate 5 bridge. An oversize truck apparently caused the collapse.
In Egypt, restoring a sense of security more than two years after the revolution is proving to be a difficult task. Part of the problem is the Egyptian police force itself, which has a reputation for brutality.
President Barack Obama is signing the Congressional Gold Medal Bill today to posthumously honor the four little girls killed in one of the worst acts of violence in the civil rights era.
The QWERTY keyboard layout has existed for more than 100 years. In the age of smart phones and tablets, is it time for a redesign? We look at QWERTY’s origins and a new design called KALQ.
Kelly Frey, the editor of Oklahoma’s big daily newspaper The Oklahoman, is from El Reno, Okla. and describes what it’s like to grow up in “tornado alley.”Comment | more »
Are home-based shelters really enough to hold back an F5 category tornado, which can have winds upwards of 300 miles per hour? And what about people who don’t have home-based shelters?3 Comments | more »
If you find yourself waxing nostalgic for the kind of 1970s investigative journalism that led to the Watergate hearings, you can now relive the chills and thrills of the Washington Post investigation.Comment | more »
The law requires the IRS to determine whether a group is a social welfare organization, which is allowed some political activity, or a political group, which must disclose its donors.7 Comments | more »
A conversation Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock had with Paul Monti about his son Jared Monti, who was killed in Afghanistan, sparked a song that hit No. 1 on the country charts last month.4 Comments | more »
The Black and Missing Foundation says African Americans make up about one-third of all missing people in the U.S. but they’re not represented in the media as much as pretty white females.3 Comments | more »
After last month’s devastating garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, are you taking a second look at the labels in your clothing? Dara O’Rourke explains what we know about how our clothing is made.9 Comments | more »
Mission Log is a podcast that delves into every aspect of the classic sci-fi series. It’s produced by Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.7 Comments | more »
President Obama delivers the commencement address this weekend at Morehouse College, the all-male historically black college. The school’s president discusses recent controversies and challenges.1 Comment | more »
A professor from Howard University has some advice on what African American high school graduates need to hear when they receive diplomas over the next few weeks.2 Comments | more »
What if you could replace styrofoam with something that biodegrades and doesn’t contain petroleum? That’s what one start-up is trying to do — with mushrooms.3 Comments | more »