As prosecutors weigh whether to arrest and charge George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he killed an unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last month in self-defense, Zimmerman is invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
Apple says schools in more than 600 districts have bought iPads for all of their students. We meet one principal who decided to stop buying textbooks and use the devices instead.
Journalist Chris Dickey writes that the gunman in Toulouse, France may be one of a new breed of al Qaeda-inspired lone wolves, who are “not always so lonely.”
China is urging Olympic marathoners to raise their own chickens, instead of eating meat that could contain a performance-enhancing drug.
Those scotch-swigging, cigarette-smoking Madison Avenue executives will return to the AMC cable channel on Sunday with a season opener set during the tumult of the ’60s.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
In the early 1980s, Nelson Mandela’s name was virtually unknown in the United States. In fact, it was Steve Biko, who first put the struggles of black South Africans into public consciousness in the U.S.9 Comments | more »
As the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting approaches, we check in with former astronaut Mark Kelly, who lobbies for responsible gun ownership with his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords.14 Comments | more »
Residents have decided not to hold a public commemoration to mark the first anniversary this coming Saturday of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.3 Comments | more »