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Fears Of Killing Immigration Bill Doomed Same-Sex Amendment
Amid warnings the proposal would shatter support for the measure, Democrats backed away from a provision that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor foreign-born spouses for green cards. Advocates for gay and lesbian immigration rights accused Democrats of caving in to threats.
The First Web Page, Amazingly, Is Lost
Ironically, there's one piece of Web history that can't be found online: the very first page. Now, a team at the lab where the World Wide Web was born is on a hunt for old hard drives and floppy disks that might hold copies of the missing files.
U.S. Non-Intervention In Syria Could Mirror Outcome In Congo
This week, we're exploring how lessons learned from U.S. intervention and non-intervention in foreign conflicts can inform policy decisions toward Syria today. Robert Siegel talks with Chester Crocker, formerly assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Reagan administration, about how the U.S. has dealt with the decades-long conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has claimed millions of lives. Crocker is now a professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Storm Chasers Seek Thrills, But Also Chance To Warn Others
When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
Discovering A Family Member's Lost Time In Amsterdam
When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.
Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World
The two artists are known opposites in the world of instrumental music. On Metheny's latest, the jazz guitarist wrings an unexpectedly visual listening experience from Zorn's knotty compositions.
'Arrested Development' Leads The Charge For Old Brands In New Media
Brands that found their original audiences in traditional, old-media platforms are finding ways to keep going in the world of new media.
Tornado Leaves Moore, Okla., Neighborhoods Unrecognizable
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have the latest on the tornado that caused major damage in Moore, Okla., on Monday.
Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm
For some neighbors in Moore, Okla., the decision of taking cover away from home or sheltering in place made the difference between life and death.
Apple CEO Defends Tax Practices At Senate Hearing
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.