As oral arguments were held Tuesday in the first of two same-sex-marriage cases inside the Supreme Court, the steps and sidewalks outside were transformed into a public forum of sorts on the issue.
America's minorities are quickly becoming the majority, and the population shift is happening sooner than expected. That's coming as a surprise to older Americans according to demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution. Host Michel Martin talks with Frey about what challenges might come from this 'cultural generation gap.'
Tell Me More continues the conversation about America's increasingly diverse population. Host Michel Martin looks at how communities and governments are responding to the changes with Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine, Univision's Fernando Vila, and Howard Dodson, a Howard University historian.
Some areas of the country are barely feeling the impact of sequestration cuts, but the effects are very real in Indian nations. Host Michel Martin finds out more from Amber Ebarb of the National Congress of American Indians and Lacey Horn, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation.
Millions of Americans are officially jobless, but that doesn't mean they're not earning money. To help make ends meet, many unemployed and underemployed people are working in what economists call the 'shadow economy.' Host Michel Martin speaks with Bloomberg economics reporter Joshua Zumbrun about this trend.
In a 5-4 ruling, the court ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects a Florida homeowner who was arrested after the dog detected the odor of marijuana near his house.
The special administrator is charged with overseeing the bank's restructuring and the absorption of a smaller Cypriot bank.
Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks and Citigroup are among 278 employers asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. They say the 1996 law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages costs them time and money and hurts their ability to create an inclusive work environment.
Pyongyang says its artillery and ballistic missile units are in full "combat posture" for a possible strike against South Korea or American bases in Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.
The justices began two days of high-profile oral arguments with many questions about whether they should even consider ruling on the merits of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in that state.
In a surprise ruling, Italy's highest court ordered a retrial of American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The ruling overturned the 2011 acquittal of the two defendants after they had spent four years in jail.
The housing sector's recovery continues. Prices were up more than 7 percent in major cities.
Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, suggesting that the Russian oligarch committed suicide, although pathologists still have final tests to run.
For 20 straight seasons now, the University of Connecticut Huskies have gotten at least as far as the Sweet 16. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt and UCLA were bounced out by lower-seeded teams.
Also: An Italian court orders a murder retrial for Amanda Knox; North Korea issues a bellicose statement, warning of attacks on U.S.; Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky apparently died by hanging; and the world's longest dodgeball game may have set a world record.
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry continued working on the security transition, suspected suicide attacks in two locations underscored the challenges that remain. He also engaged in a little soccer diplomacy.
Also: Barnes & Noble giving away free e-readers this week; Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis; and a teenage Hemingway's dimples.
The young American was convicted in the brutal 2007 murder of an English exchange student. Later, an appeals court overturned that verdict. But now, Italy's highest court has ordered a retrial. Knox is in the U.S. If she is convicted again, Italy might seek her extradition.
Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the U.S.
Loneliness and isolation often go hand in hand, so teasing out which factor is harder on health isn't easy. But a British study now suggests that, while loneliness may make you unhappy, it's social isolation that could take years off of your life. Discuss (with a friend).