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.
What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.
LeVar Burton wants to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web and into classrooms. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to to raise a funds with the goal of giving "Reading Rainbow" away to low-income schools for free. He says there’s simply not enough quality educational programming for kids.
Amidst the D-Day remembrances, President Obama and European leaders find themselves gathered at a time of great political turmoil that once more calls upon the solidarity of allied nations as Western countries put pressure on Russia over aggression in Ukraine.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.
As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.
The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. But lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introducing a bill that aims to fix some of the endemic problems with the veteran healthcare system.
In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.
"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”
A new report on the VA by the Office of The Inspector General confirms that VA administrators manipulated medical waiting lists at one and possibly more hospitals. The report shows that that similar kinds of manipulation were “systemic throughout” the VA healthcare system.
Highlights From Today's Show: Democrats push for immigration reform ahead of mid-term elections ... Nigerian government says it has located kidnapped girls ... Apple launches new technology to integrate your home and your phone.
The USA Freedom Act aims to stop some of the NSA’s most invasive surveillance practices. But some say the bill doesn't go far enough.
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.
Highlights From Today's Show: The DOJ has issued indictments against several members of the Chinese military—the accusations are of economic espionage...Voters in six states head to the polls today for primary elections that will set the stage for this fall's general election.
Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.
The country is seeing some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.
In "The Dylanologists," Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Kinney looks at Bob Dylan’s cult following, and how the musician has shaped the identities of countless Americans.
Agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in penalties, Credit Suisse admitted to helping wealthy Americans evade their taxes by hiding their money in offshore accounts.
Two of President's Obama's judicial nominees are facing sharp opposition from both sides of the aisle. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains the push back and the possible way forward for the Obama White House.
Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.