Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced last week that he'll appoint an emergency manager for the city of Detroit. That means an unelected person will have sweeping powers to try to stop Detroit's financial hemorrhaging.
Near Tampa, 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush is missing and presumed dead. A sinkhole opened up under his bedroom last week. Authorities say it's too dangerous in the 60-foot-deep chasm to search for him. Instead, the home is being demolished.
Advocates say the developed world's desire to light up the night is having some unintended consequences. This summer, Paris will try dimming its street lights, turning it into the City of [Fewer] Lights.
The growth of tech and Internet use in schools has brought one unexpected benefit: Kids can get lectures from high-level scholars via Skype, and interact with them over the Internet. This opens up a larger question, though, of how to measure if the new technologies are improving learning.
Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with congressional scholar Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution about the economic and political impact of sequestration. He is the co-author of a book about political gridlock, called It's Even Worse Than It Looks.
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