Harry Belafonte's spat with Jay Z is the latest skirmish in a decades-long debate over the social obligations of black celebrities. How we perceive black supercelebrities may be a Rorschach test for how we perceive the condition of black America at large.
It's the latest in a series of court rulings equalizing benefits for legally married same-sex couples in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
A military judge has acquitted Army Pvt. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — but found him guilty of 19 criminal charges including violation of the Espionage Act and theft of government property. Manning was accused of the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history after he passed thousands of war documents and diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks.
New statistics show the number of prisoners in the United States continues to fall. So what's behind the new trend, and is it here to stay? Host Michel Martin speaks with Vikrant Reddy from Right on Crime, and Nicole Porter from The Sentencing Project.
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton visited Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained for nearly a month, and says he is in good health. But it's not clear where Egypt's military is holding the former leader.
At least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals were ordered deported from the U.S. but never left, the AP reports. Four are still living in this country. One reason is that their European homelands didn't want them back.
The industry estimates that the U.S. will need to add 2,000 miles of pipeline per year, and that's just natural gas. Oil will need its own infrastructure. That means there will be a lot of pipeline going through a lot of private land — along with sometimes long, drawn-out legal fights with landowners.
Polish photographer Marcin Suder was staying at a media center in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb when a group of masked men reportedly stormed in and took him. The center was once considered a safe haven, but not anymore.
Changes to voting laws have been gaining steam ever since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Allison Riggs, attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice about what the current fight looks like.
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