Veterans of President Obama's presidential campaigns want to challenge Republicans' domination of the state's politics. The group says Texas' shifting demographics — including a fast-growing Hispanic population — combined with an intense grass-roots effort could give them an opening.
Public transit employees in the San Francisco Bay Area are on strike, leaving about 400,000 people looking for alternative routes to work. The striking BART workers walked out after negotiations over pay increases fell apart just as their four-year contract was set to expire.
Instead of forgetting about a racially charged rally last November, a professor and civil rights activist at the University of Mississippi will teach incoming freshmen about social media. The seminar also teaches freshmen how to interact with other students, using discussions to settle arguments instead of violence.
A University of Virginia student was arrested by plainclothes ABC agents who tried to detain her and two fellow sorority members after they bought supplies for a charity benefit. Officials say the student was arrested for "running from police and striking two of them with a vehicle."
A strike has shut down the San Francisco area's rail system for a second day, stretching out commute times and confusing tourists and residents alike. Many people who rely on the system say they wish labor and management could just settle.
Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, says that in the years Chief Justice John Roberts has led the court, his patient and methodical approach has allowed him to establish a robustly conservative record.
Even if he wanted to, Maj. Nidal Hasan was barred from entering a guilty plea to the 13 murder counts he faces in connection with a mass shooting in 2009. The Uniform Code of Military Justice prohibits such a plea in cases that could end with the death penalty. Experts say the code goes to great lengths to protect the individual's rights.
Remember the days when everything from ABCs to math and the arts were taught the same way to every student? Well now, innovations in education are changing the ways that children learn. Host Michel Martin finds out more at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
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