When Connie Casey learned her adolescent son was gay, she blamed herself and sent him to conversion therapy for several years. But when Samuel, now 22, went away to college, Connie says, she realized that "it was time to take a look at everything that I'd ever been taught to believe."
In addition to putting millions of immigrants who entered the United States illegally on a path to citizenship, the bill includes measures that would punish employers who take advantage of immigrant workers, as well as provisions for border security. It remains to be seen how the immigration bill will be greeted in the House of Representatives.
Scientists were surprised to find that people who have had a concussion or other traumatic brain injury are more likely to have a stroke in the next few years. That's particularly true for people under age 50. But scientists don't know for sure if the brain injuries are the cause of the strokes.
In the final broadcast of TOTN, NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving, senior business editor Marilyn Geewax and science correspondent Richard Harris discuss the big stories they're covering. Callers talk about the issues that have their communities and social circles abuzz.
The conflict in Syria rages on, the United States' relationship with Iran remains strained and China is taking hold as an emerging superpower. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, NPR commentator Ted Koppel looks to the future of international relations.
Wednesday marked the third day of testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. The neighborhood watch volunteer is accused of killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Among those testifying was a key witness: Rachel Jeantel. She testified that she was on the phone with Martin when he was attacked.
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