After the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, residents in the city have come together in a sign of resilience. On The Takeaway this week, we're talking about the importance of residents getting to know their neighbors, especially during times of crisis or tragedy. For Hassan Malik, little did he know that the Boston bombers lived just 200 yards from his home.
With pension plans nearly obsolete and most employees relying on their companies' 401k plans to prepare for retirement, many Americans may not know how to invest their money into these plans and the associated costs and fees that go along with that.
One week after the tragedy in Boston and several days after the manhunt that resulted in the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the death of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, questions have turned to motive and due process. Americans are mystified: what would inspire two young men who went to school in the United States and were part of the community to commit such heinous acts? And what legal rights should Tsarnaev have?
Iranian street artists Icy and Sot's provocative images can be found from Brooklyn, where they are based today, to a wall in Istanbul, Turkey or Tabriz, Iran, the city of their youth. The brothers work in large stencils which they carry to their locations and then cart away before anyone knows they've made their mark. Their art ranges from controversial depictions of life in contemporary Iran to symbols of international youth culture.
The sense of shock is settling in in West, Texas after last week's fertilizer plant explosion. Lauren Silverman, reporter for KERA in Dallas, Texas, provides an update on how the residents of West are coping and the process of rebuilding.
Along with most of Boston, the MIT campus is on lockdown this morning after the death of campus police officer Sean Collier in a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects last night. An MIT student and professor describe the shifting emotions they've experienced this week as this story's developed.
A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. Wednesday night rocked a small town just north of Waco, Texas. There are reports of multiple fatalities and hundreds of injuries.
A breaking story in Texas involves the double murder of the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife last month. The killings of Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia and an Assistant District Attorney, Mark Hasse, was investigated as a possible right wing militia killing but it turns out to be a former employee and his wife on a vendetta of revenge.
Stephen Sackur has spent most of his professional career reporting on the biggest news events, based both in the United States working as a Washington correspondent for the BBC and abroad, reporting for many years in the Middle East. He joins us to reflect both on the bombings in Boston and the funeral scheduled today for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich was the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996. He talks about his experiences in a country rife with random acts of violence and what we can learn.
Explosions tore through the large crowds at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, claiming three lives and injuring hundreds. Four hours into the race at around 2:50 p.m., two bombs detonated in rapid succession near the finish line, triggering confusion and panic as people attempted to flee.
On Tuesday the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to approve a first of its kind global arms trade treaty. Republican Senators and at least one Democrat immediately condemned the treaty, calling it a "non-starter" and vowing to oppose Senate ratification. And without ratification, it's just another piece of paper.
As an aspiring singer, Tyler Ford became the first transgender contestant on the Glee Project, the reality show where real people can audition to appear on Glee. Tyler was born female, but never took on that identity, and decided as a young adult to make the transition to become male.
An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.
A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.
Last week, a new study alleged that Voyager 1 had burst through the heliosphere into interstellar space. NASA quickly shot down that explanation, explaining that the craft is still within the heliosphere. But what, and where, is that?
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases on same-sex marriage, Sarah Gogin, Malina Simhard-Halm, and Kevin Gibson Weinberger talk about their experiences growing up with gay parents and how their notions of family have evolved over time.
Early this morning, a deal was done that gives the small island of Cyprus a life line, and it has the financial markets breathing a little easier at the start of the working week. Richard Quest, anchor for CNN International, explains the latest on the financial crisis in Cyprus.
For working parents, achieving this balance means finding the time — and energy — to spend with their children after work. But what if caring for children is a part of your day job?
Ali Allawi is Iraq's former Minister of Trade, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance, and author of: "The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace." He lives and works in Baghdad -- a city he barely recognizes from his youth. He describes how the war will remembered 10 from now, and what the road forward looks like for his country.