April 21, 2013 In the coming decade, another 1 billion women will enter the global workforce, with most moving from farms to service jobs. The workplace is changing women — and they are changing the world.
April 19, 2013 Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who lent his name to bipartisan legislation that would have extended background checks for gun purchasers to gun shows and online sales, isn't letting go. At least not yet. Others in the Senate, however, seem ready to move on.
April 19, 2013 The two suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.
April 19, 2013 A somber week, with people wasting no time putting the Boston tragedy in political terms. President Obama unleashes on Congress after a background check rider to the gun bill goes down. At least the latest exploits of Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner keep NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving amused.
April 19, 2013 Please forgive me for the cruel, April Fool's ScuttleButton, which ultimately was deliberately unsolvable. This week's puzzle is on the up and up.
April 18, 2013 With the failure of Senate gun-control legislation, House Republicans need not worry about a torrent of negative campaign ads against them over their opposition to such bills. Some Senate Democrats are likely breathing a sigh of relief, too.
April 18, 2013 If it seems perplexing why an idea that has broad support nationally could fail to pass the U.S. Senate, here's an important reminder: The Senate is not a democratic institution. In fact, it was structured to give sparsely populated states the ability to stop the majority's will. And that's what happened on background checks.
April 18, 2013 WSHUFollowing the Senate's rejection Wednesday of a range of gun control measures, including universal background checks, many in Newtown, Conn., are reacting with surprise and disappointment. Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was one of those killed, says Wednesday was "a shameful day for Washington."