The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the final political showdown and considers whether the NRA has won the gun debate-- and why.
Amby Burfoot, a giant of running coaching, joins us from Boston to discuss the scene on the ground, the mood among runners, and what it feels like for this race—a race that is the culmination of so much work for so many runners—to become a tremendously tragic event.
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.
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon. When it was first held in 1897 only 18 runners took part. Last year, however, more than 21,000 runners finished the 26.2 mile course. When did it become relatively normal for tens of thousands of people to together run through major cities anyway? Cameron Stracher, is the author of “Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom,” a new history on running's rise.
When you file your 2013 taxes, some of the deductions you were able to take this year might be significantly smaller. The White House's new budget proposal gets tough on tax, curbing things like the home mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for state and local taxes. It also limits the charitable giving deduction. a change our next guest says ... will cost American charities dearly. Howard Husock says this change will cost American charities dearly.
Anthony Weiner is not the only public figure who has recently tried to clean-up his image and restore his career. Earlier this month, as Tiger Woods reclaimed his number one World Golf Ranking spot, Nike published an ad with a photo of woods captioned: “Winning takes care of everything.” Around the same time, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford marked his return to politics, winning a sixteen-way Republican primary for a congressional seat in South Carolina's 1st District. This all as fallen cycling superstar Lance Armstrong announced plans to compete in a masters swim meet in Austin. Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” describes the ethics, etiquette and personal branding strategies of image rehabilitation.
We asked for your memories, good and bad, of science class and got stories about flirty classmates, burning desks, and much more.
In one of the largest studies ever done on Alzheimer’s in African-Americans, researchers discovered that the gene variants associated with Alzheimer in people of European ancestry was the same as the one seen in African-American Alzheimer's patients.
In a new study published in "Science," researchers were able to describe the images sleeping dreamers saw by reading MRI scans of their brain activity. Though this work is still in the earliest stages, it could lead the way to better understanding not just what we dream about, but also why we dream at all.
In Afghanistan, a slow count-down to the American and NATO withdrawal in 2014 is underway. What's in store for the country? Saad Mohseni, director of the largest media organization in Afghanistan, has a few ideas about what's next.
As American and NATO forces prepare to begin their 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan, the future stability of the country remains in question. And after ten years in office. Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be stepping down next year.
Omar Hammami's was born and raised in a small town near Mobile, Alalbama, but now lives in Somalia where in 2006 he joined an Islamist guerrilla army group called al Shebab. His relationship with the al Shebab has faltered, though, and with the U.S. government assigning a $5 million bounty on his head he's a man with enemies on all sides.
The New York Times’ latest technological gadget is the haikubot, a poetry-seeking piece of software engineering that combs the text of every New York Times article as it’s published in search of the 5-7-5 syllable pattern that identifies a haiku.
Technology can turn dry reporting into poetry and can revolutionize newsrooms, but it can drive us crazy — and make us less unproductive too. Evgeny Morozov says the trouble might not be in the technology itself, but how we think about it.
More and more trailblazers and education experts are saying that the future of work will rely on entrepreneurship, rather than old-fashioned employment. Rather than applying for jobs, we’ll be making up our own jobs. So if you could invent your own job out of thin air, what would it be?
When Congress returns from its two-week recess, next week, immigration will be the first thing on the agenda. But the United States already has a few different guest worker programs in place. How will they be impacted? Will the changes be effective?
We're usually completely focused on the details of a prescription for a healthy life — an apple a day, eight hours of sleep, etc. But what if you started with the big-picture instead — like, your purpose in life?
While gays and lesbians fight for the right to marry, increasingly, straight women are delaying marriage or avoiding it altogether. Your stories illustrated many changing views of marriage.
Pakistan has set 23 world records in the past year alone as part of an effort to boost national pride in a country associated with militancy and religious strife.
It might surprise you to learn that today, 48 percent of first-time mothers are unmarried. This figure is not about a rise in teen pregnancy, though. It's about a different demographic shift.