Millions of Americans regularly take over-the-counter medicines for minor aches and pains. But the FDA has now strengthened its warning that some of these drugs can be dangerous. We discuss the risks and benefits of non-prescription pain relief medications.
Historian Jonathan Bryant brings to light the history of the rarely-studied slave ship Antelope and the court battle over the fate of the nearly 300 captives it carried. Bryant joins Diane to talk about the 1825 case he calls "the most important Supreme Court case you've never heard of."
Abe Foxman, one of the most influential voices in the American Jewish community, is stepping down this month as national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He talks about his life and lessons learned from 50 years of fighting anti-Semitism and hate speech.
The U.S. and five other world powers reached an agreement with Iran to lift international oil and financial sanctions in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear production capability. A look at what's in the pact and how Congress will respond.
The Americans With Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to disabled people, improving the lives of millions. But critics say it's overly burdensome and costly. We look at the ADA 25 years after it became law.
With the Pentagon in Northern Virginia and military bases in D.C. and Maryland as well, the military has a strong presence in our region. But life isn't always easy for military families and veterans here. It can be hard for both veterans and spouses of active service members to find jobs. Struggles with PTSD and physical injuries tax families and caregivers. And going to college as an older student after four or eight years of service is a big adjustment. We'll explore the challenges facing military families and veterans in our area.
This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.
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