January 28, 2013 If President Obama wanted to pick the perfect wedge issue to split the Republican Party, he could hardly have improved on a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. Not that he has an ulterior motive in advocating for action on Capitol Hill. But it works out the same way.
January 28, 2013 KQEDMore than 150 years ago, prospectors moved to California hoping to strike it rich. Now, companies are reopening hard rock mines that have been shut down for decades, but past experiences with environmental damage have made some communities leery of gold diggers.
January 28, 2013 WUKYA couple of advertising professionals want to spruce up their home state's image by ditching the slogan Unbridled Spirit for a new one: Kentucky Kicks Ass. The new slogan has garnered fans as far away as Japan and England, but will state officials sign off on it?
January 28, 2013 Tell Me More's series "Social Me" takes a look at how the online world is transforming the experience of young people in America. In part one, host Michel Martin talks to social media specialist Rey Junco about the pros and cons of kids creating online identities.
January 28, 2013 On the night of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a woman attending a prayer vigil knelt and prayed. A photographer took her picture, and it was widely distributed. Now the two of them reflect on how a private moment became public.
January 28, 2013 Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — unveiled principles they say will guide a bipartisan immigration overhaul. It would let undocumented immigrants with no criminal records get probationary legal residency if they pay fines and taxes. Full citizenship might come after other reforms.
January 28, 2013 CPRColorado's vote to approve recreational use of marijuana also legalized its relative hemp, which is grown for food and other everyday uses, not for its high. Large-scale commercial farmers may be in line to benefit, but growing hemp is still illegal under federal law.