A new California law allows transgender students to choose bathrooms and sports teams based on the gender they identify with. The law intends to make those students feel more comfortable, but it's also making others feel uneasy. Tell Me More looks again at truths and misconceptions involving transgender people, especially when it comes to public accommodations.
Murder rates in New York City are at historic lows, but many of the murders there remain unsolved. Host Michel Martin learns more from New York Daily News reporter Rocco Parascandola, former NYPD detective Joe Giacalone, and the Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery.
The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.
Marijuana cultivation is booming along the state's North Coast. But these plantations, critics say, guzzle enormous amounts of water while also spilling pesticides and fertilizers into waterways that are important sources of the West Coast's salmon species.
A chemical spill Thursday led officials to warn customers across nine counties not to use the water coming from their taps. About 300,000 people are affected. Officials say tests of the water have been encouraging, and that they've begun a systematic restart of the system.
There are some 300,000 people still waiting to be able to use their tap water. A chemical spill into the Elk River last week has officials warning everyone not to touch, drink, or wash with the water. There are questions whether regulation was too lax on the company that stored the chemical.
This past weekend in Boston, American figure skaters were chosen for the Olympic team. The Americans are not seen as having much of a shot at gold medals, but that didn't dim the competition for a place on the team.
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