Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a House committee on Wednesday the Fed is still on track to raise interest rates later this year. She also faced tough questions from House Republicans who are unhappy about what they say is a lack of transparency at the Fed.
Singer, composer, and- most recently- author Ella Leya was born in Communist Azerbaijan and received asylum in the United States in 1990. Leila, the main character of her new novel "The Orphan Sky" shares a similar story. We talk with the first-time novelist about the rarely-explored setting of Azerbaijan and how music influenced her life and writing.
Lawmakers are considering revisions of the federal education law commonly known as "No Child Left Behind." Kojo chats with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan about what's at stake in the debate and what changes the Obama administration would like to see.
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