Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing harsh criticism after he said that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”
The private equity firm Bain Capital has been in an uncomfortable spotlight since its founder, Mitt Romney, began running for president.
Egypt recently threatened to shut down the huge network of smuggling tunnels that cross into the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The BBC’s Jon Donnison looks at how much the territory depends on the tunnels.
Author Amanda Coplin’s memories of growing up in Washington and watching her grandfather tend to his fruit orchards feature into her new book, “The Orchardist.”
We revisit a conversation with Amy Stewart, author of “Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army and other Diabolical Insects.”
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 »
Failures in mental health care mean that often the only way to get help for a loved one is to call the police. We speak with a journalist about the tragic consequences for her family.19 Comments | more »