An new investigation led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises new questions about the culture of safety in government laboratories.The USDA found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, and missing containers of anthrax that had to be tracked down by the inspectors.
As the first woman nominated for vice president from a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro endured a litany of questions about her appearance, her children, and even her blueberry muffin recipe. A new documentary by Ferraro's daughter demonstrates that she was and remains a symbol of leadership.
Some African-American leaders feel that President Obama has done next to nothing for their community — or even made things worse. But is it too late now to change course?
A new investigation finds that existing environmental regulations are rarely enforced — and environmental crimes are almost never prosecuted.
Noah Feldman, who helped draft Iraq's constitution a decade ago, says the current chaos can be traced to America's failure to provide security before attempting nation building.
In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.
Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.
Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers.
This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.
Israeli authorities discovered the bodies of three teenagers earlier this week, after an 18 day search. As the country mourned, Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager in a forest outside Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders have accused the Jewish settlers of retaliation, abduction and murder.
Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy in one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history.
Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, might just be the man that big banks fear the most. He helped bring a criminal case against France's biggest bank, levying the largest and most substantial fine against a bank in history.
Lisa Echols is 46-years-old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013 after doctors spotted an abnormality in her annual mammogram. She says she is a wife, mother and friend first—and a woman fighting cancer second.
Juan Cole, author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East," says the world needs to give the revolutionaries more time, and that the young protesters who led the Arab Spring will eventually remake their home countries.
Crystal Miller is 28-years-old. She found a lump in her breast in November 2013, and was diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. As a nurse and cancer researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Crystal struggles to ignore the disease statistics she knows so well.
Anita Coleman is 54-years-old. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and suffered a relapse on February 21, 2014 after a regular mammogram came back suspicious. She recounts her first diagnosis, and how her family has helped her find the strength to fight the disease once again.