Thanks to continuing resolution passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week, lawmakers managed to avoid a government shut-down. But at the last minute, an anonymous senator included a rider called the "Monsanto Protection Act," which functionally deregulated the process for approving genetically-modified crops.
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. But that support appears to have waned. Joe Nocera, author of the the Gun Report in The New York Times, explains why.
According to our partner The New York Times, a prosecutor in Kaufman County was gunned down in his home. His wife was also killed. It's the second killing of a prosecutor in the county, and investigators believe the two crimes are related. Bill Zeeble is a reporter for Takeaway affiliate KERA in Dallas, Texas.
As the tech industry grows, so do the roles women play in its expansion. Silicon Valley is no longer the only hub of start-ups and program engineers. With its collection of dominant industries like fashion, finance and publishing, New York City is becoming yet another competitor. Jessica Lawrence, managing director of the NY Tech Meetup, explains.
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?