Interviews with two key IRS staffers describe a workplace where office politics in Cincinnati and Washington, not partisan politics, served as the animating force behind the improper targeting of Tea Party groups.
The Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night to take a two-game lead in the NHL's Stanley Cup championships. Boston was helped by the peerless performance of goalie Tuukka Rask, while Chicago suffered from the loss of forward Marian Hossa.
Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.
The quality of teacher education is falling flat in the United States, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Stephanie Banchero of The Wall Street Journal about why some teachers say they're not well prepared.
You're in luck, if you live in the District of Columbia or one of the 21 states that have put in place specialists to handle questions and complaints private health insurance. Otherwise the maze could prove daunting.
The Taliban said they support a peace process in Afghanistan. The United States said they welcomed the development.
Conventional wisdom holds that men prefer younger women as mates because they're more fertile than older women. But a mathematical analysis suggests that this preference may be the cause of menopause rather than a consequence of it.
In Rio de Janeiro, more than 100,000 people filled the streets calling on the government to concentrate on them and not on international events.
The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
It marks the first time the whole country has been under Afghan control since the coalition invaded to oust the Taliban in 2001.
Obama told PBS' Charlie Rose that he rejected comparisons to the Bush-Cheney administration, saying he had added safeguards to protect the privacy of Americans.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced at a ceremony on Tuesday that his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security nationwide from the U.S.-led NATO coalition. The handover of responsibility marks a turning point for American and NATO military forces, which will move entirely into a supporting role.
An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted.
China sees Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, as the gift that keeps on giving. The country's state-run media has hailed him as a hero for exposing what it calls American hypocrisy.
President Obama says federal judges have been "overseeing" the recently exposed government surveillance programs. But few, if any, experts in the Bush or Obama administrations believe that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has the enforcement teeth it once had.
Edward Snowden, who has taken credit for leaking classified information, said a huge amount of information about Americans is collected under the pretense of investigating foreigners. Snowden made the controversial remarks during a live chat with The Guardian.
The Supreme Court is weighing a decision on Abigail Fisher's affirmative action case against the University of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with ProPublica writer Nikole Hannah-Jones about Fisher's motivation and what's behind the landmark case.
After the shootings in Newtown, there was a big push for national gun control legislation. But that legislation failed, and Congress is moving on. Host Michel Martin speaks with Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting and a gun control advocate, about where the movement is today.
Food can reveal a lot about a person's history and values. A video history project is collecting the public's food memories — from grandma's cornbread to the favorite restaurants of civil rights giants — as a way to document the rituals of a changing South.
What do you expect when you ask a terrible question in a ridiculous setting?