China is now leading what some see as a space competition among Asian countries. It has worked on a lunar rover, a space station and an unmanned mission to Mars. India, meanwhile, is about to launch its own Mars mission.
In the age of Android and iPhone dominance, not too many people are interested in buying a BlackBerry anymore. The same could be said for the Canadian company that manufactures the device. On Monday, the smart phone maker announced it would abandon a bid to be taken over by a private group of investors, and that CEO Thorsten Heins will step down. Fairfax Financial Holdings, BlackBerry's largest shareholder, and a group of private investors will give the company a $1 billion cash influx to reorganize. Marketplace Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour has the latest on the news.
Bill Shuster, a seven-term Republican congressman from rural, central Pennsylvania, has long been considered a social and fiscal conservative. But his vote to end the government shutdown and close alliance with Speaker John Boehner has put him on the list of GOP incumbents facing Tea Party-backed primary challenges next year.
Adults who can't read, write or speak English well affect all of society, in a variety of ways. They contribute less to the economy, cost communities more for government benefits and health services, and are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system.
A new billboard in D.C. is asking jurors to forget about the law, and go with their gut when it comes to acquitting defendants. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with two former federal prosecutors about the pros and cons of jury nullification.
The U.S. says the Syrian humanitarian crisis is spiraling out of control. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.
The holidays are coming up, and that often means decadent family feasts. But things might be especially sparse for people who rely on food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Program, or SNAP, is being scaled back. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution about the possible effect.