A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Nina Burleigh, a columnist for the New York Observer, has followed the developments with the Knox case for many years.
For a period of time after December’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage, that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. Politicians promised stronger gun laws, and the public seemed to approve.
Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of them, is set to be published, finally submitting her private life to public scrutiny.
Yesterday, The Takeaway discussed new guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, recommendations that urge doctors to alert their patients of certain genetic conditions, regardless of the patient's wishes. Today, an argument from the other side, with Dr. Robert Green.