A US Senate committee approved a large immigration bill on Tuesday. It’ll hit the Senate floor soon and then the House of Representatives. If it passes, the bill will offer 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally a path to citizenship.
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s unusual and outspoken art has surfaced anew on the Internet. His new music video, Dumbass, is a strongly worded song protesting China’s abuse of state power.
Rescue efforts continued Tuesday to uncover survivors from the tornado that came through Moore, OK. It has been preliminarily declared a category F4, that is Fujita Scale 4. The system of rating tornadoes was developed by Ted Fujita, a scientist from Japan.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it’s now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
In the midst of a security vacuum, a looming economic crisis and a political stalemate in Egypt, no one is paying much attention to culture. If and when they do, artists don’t expect much encouragement from the new Islamist government. But for the moment, they are taking advantage of a new margin of freedom, using public spaces and trying to reach wider audiences.
The European Union has passed a law banning unlabeled olive oil flasks and dipping bowls, the kind traditionally seen in restaurants in Spain. Instead, restaurants must offer sealed, clearly labelled throw-away oil containers.
There’s a new study out about the risk of ocean pollution caused by shipwrecks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has come up with a map of the many, many shipwrecks that dot US coastal waters.
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of the 60s rock band The Doors, has died aged 74. Marco Werman gives Manzarek a send-off with some of the sounds he helped influence from Togo, Nigeria and Cuba.
Ahlam is a 28-year-old medical resident from Syria. She came to the US late last year to give birth to her daughter. Her family in New York is pressing her to stay, but she left her husband behind in Syria. Now she has to decide whether to stay in safety or go back.
Last week when I arrived in Reyhanli, a Turkish town on the border with Syria, I was met with an air of anxiety, anger and an unsettling chaotic calm. An hour earlier, two car bombs had exploded, resulting in the death of 51 people.
Two COSAT students traveled to China for a chemistry competition. In the process, they learned a lot of lessons — about snow, about perceptions of Africans, and about chopsticks.
Reporter Jeremy Scahill talks about the American drone program and about the 2011 death of a 16-year old U.S. citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the result of a drone attack in Yemen.
Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar has written a memoir about his tumultuous youth in Afghanistan called A Fort of Nine Towers.
The governments of Saudi Arabia and the Philippines have signed an agreement giving Filipino workers more rights.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is embroiled in a scandal involving a cell phone video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine. The owners of the video have been trying to sell it to members of the media.
Iran’s electoral commission Tuesday barred two popular candidates from running in next month’s presidential elections. Iranian journalist Shirin Jafaari says the move to disqualify the politicians might mean many Iranians will not bother to go to the polls.
One of America’s most profitable companies, Apple, is under scrutiny by a Senate sub-committee Tuesday. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is explaining why Apple has paid so little tax globally over the last few years. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with British member of parliament, Margaret Hodge, who is leading similar investigations in the UK.