Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.
Labor laws of 18 states exclude home care workers from their state minimum wage laws. As the number of domestic care workers increases nationwide, the number of people working these jobs, without fair pay or protections, is only increasing.
Legal battles aren't often the stuff of compelling cinema, but a new documentary taking a close-up look at the fight to strike down California's Proposition 8 is a drama about love and the definition of partnership. Ben Cotner and Ryan White produced and directed "The Case Against 8."
Twenty five years ago today, student protests in the Chinese capital turned violent when troops closed in on civilians demonstrating for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.
Stephen Farrell, reporter for our partner The New York Times, knows firsthand what being held hostage by the Taliban can be like. He reflects on what newly-released American POW's recovery process will likely entail in the coming weeks and months.
This week, the Retro Report documentary team takes us back to Cape Canaveral, and the decisions that led to the Challenger disaster, the details of which emerged in a famous investigation that showed huge design and engineering flaws in the NASA Shuttle program.
Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.
Angelou, the renowned and beloved poet and activist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Her friend Nikki Giovanni, a poet, commentator and activist, and Kwame Dawes, a poet and a professor, reflect on Angelou's life and legacy.
The actor and the physicist weigh in on ways to humanize scientific insights and groundbreaking discoveries, as they participate in the 2014 World Science Festival in New York.
Poet Maya Angelou died today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86-years-old. The Takeaway spoke to poet Nikki Giovanni about her 40-plus-year friendship with Maya Angelou. "When you talk about who lived a full and a good and a complete life, you come back to Maya,” Giovanni says.
Tonight, 281 champion spellers from around the country will gather at a convention center just outside Washington, D.C. for the start of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One former champion and current judge explains what it's like to be a Spelling Bee champion.
Takeaway producer and book critic Mythili Rao previews the first book on The Takeaway Book Club's summer reading list: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris.
Dave Zirin's new book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy" examines how the World Cup has transformed Rio de Janiero.
The ultra-competitive world of youth sports can lead to fatigue, burnout, and sometimes injury, for young athletes.
Veterans respond to President Obama’s remarks on the growing Veterans Administration scandal. What would it take to truly reform the VA?
The dire need for a boost to the economy is why the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council's economic committee started looking into legalizing marijuana on the reservation this year. Many say it is something that tribe members of all ages seemed interested in.
The author of “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Trouble Times” explains why now more than ever, Vladimir Putin should be reading Russia’s most famous literary masterpiece.
Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."
In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.
There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.