On Monday, President Obama outlined an aggressive plan to reduce emissions and America's reliance on carbon energy over the next 15 years—a plan that will make the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) much more powerful over the next decade. But the EPA will have a lot to answer for as the debate over President Obama's plan heats up. The EPA has come under fire for a new investigation into the Agency's Office of Civil Rights, the division charged with investigating environmental discrimination. The Center for Public Integrity finds that the office rarely takes action, despite hundreds of complaints from across the country. Kristen Lombardi, senior reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, says that in the Office's 22-year history, it has never made a formal finding of discrimination.
A new drug called K2 has hit the streets of Brooklyn. The cheap substance can have effects that last up to 4 hours, and although it’s completely legal, it's dangerous and unpredictable.
It seems that America's War on Terror has made a glaring strategic error: It almost exclusively focuses on Muslim extremists and jihadists from the Middle East and South Asia.
Radio broadcaster Willis Conover brought American jazz to Eastern Europe in the midsts of the Cold War. Now some are pushing for his achievements to be recognized with a U.S. stamp.
The Takeaway explores Obama's signature regulation on climate change, the ethics around hunting and the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the sale and distribution of aborted fetal tissues.