Starting in the 1980s, leaders in Garden City, Kans., decided that they were going to treat the immigrant influx as a blessing, not a curse. Although their parents work in difficult conditions at the plant, the wages and support system in Garden City provide a bright future for their children.
The director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter takes on the ABSCAM scandal in his latest film. He talks to NPR's Melissa Block about creating the picture – and how those wild '70s hairdos help inform character.
People who have surgery or are hospitalized for serious illnesses sometimes develop dangerous staph infections. The culprits can be bacteria that were living on people all along. Scientists say the germs thrive in remote parts of the nose that aren't typically tested. Other benign microbes might help keep the bad ones at bay.
Some schools were back in session Wednesday after students reveled in a few snow days due to freezing temperatures and bad road conditions. However, those educational days will not be lost. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
Because HealthCare.gov was barely functioning in October and much of November, the administration is falling far short of the 3.3 million people it has projected would sign up by the end of December. Still, federal officials say they're confident that 7 million people will have obtained insurance on the exchanges by the end of March.
Shifting to a diet that's packed with pork, cheese and eggs has a big influence on the trillion of bacteria living in our guts, even after just a few days, new research shows. And some of these changes probably aren't so good. One type of microbe that flourishes under the meat-based diet has been linked to diseases in mice.
Twenty-four items sold for $530,000 this week in Paris. The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation turned out to be the buyer, and says it stepped in after a French court rejected efforts to halt the auction.
Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that nine of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery, and more.
The technology creates the illusion of taste by sending electrical and thermal stimulation to different parts of the tongue. Imagine tasting food on TV cooking shows, getting rewarded with a treat for succeeding in a video game or sharing a meal with a friend on social media.
The agreement by the budget committee chairs is no grand bargain. It's more like a mini-bargain. All the really hard stuff was sidestepped because the ideological rift between Washington Democrats and Republicans made it impossible to include those items.
A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat? They delve into the medical, ethical and environmental arguments in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
"The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable." Those are the words of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, published today, just before she spent time with people who share that view: members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
As Nelson Mandela is laid to rest, guest host Celeste Headlee asks if there's another activist who might galvanize the world in the same way. She speaks with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times and Human Rights First's Brian Dooley.
If you've ever spent a day on hold with a government agency, you know there has to be a better way. Now, the emerging field of 'civic tech' is trying to find it. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Roxann Stafford of Design Muse to learn more.
CBS This Morning used Toto's "Africa" as the song to play over a montage of photos showing the Nelson Mandela memorial service. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tweeted about it, and soon even Toto's co-founder was weighing in.
Photographers and a cake baker who oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds are challenging rulings that compel them to provide wedding services to gay couples. Lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.
After a tough year in which some of its pants allowed too much to be seen, the yoga clothier has found a new CEO. Also, founder and Chairman Chip Wilson plans to step aside. He caused controversy with comments about why some women's bodies may not fit into his company's pants.
Both countries are suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision.
When it comes time to fertilizing a cornfield, most farmers use huge machines that weigh up to 2,500 pounds. But three brothers in Minnesota have created a tiny robot they say can do the same job much more efficiently.
Three people were killed and more than 150 were injured when the South Korean passenger jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July. As the NTSB holds an all-day hearing, there's word that the pilot was worried about making a visual approach to the runway.