For hundreds of years, Europe and the U.S. had what Fareed Zakaria calls "the secret sauce" — a powerful combination of capitalism, the rule of law, individual rights, science, technology and education.
Today, the secret sauce has spread around the world. And it's driving rapid economic growth in scores of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The current Speaker of the US House along with three other former Speakers are scheduled to appear as part of the first Henry Clay week event in Lexington. The annual Student Congress, which attracts rising college seniors from across the country will also be held in June. Speaker of the House John Boehner, former speaker and current democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi plus former speakers Dennis Hastert and Jim Wright will all participate in a moderated conversation June 24th.
For the past two and a half months, the government of Bahrain has cracked down brutally on opposition figures who led massive anti-government protests in February and March. Doctors, journalists, human rights workers and even elected officials have been detained and beaten.
The government's most recent targets are women.
"They took me from my work," one woman says. "And from the beginning they slapped me on my face, on my head, shoulder."
The space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday at 2:35 a.m. ET. STS-134, in which it delivered a Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station, was the shuttle's final mission.
But astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a stunning parting shot on May 28, just before Endeavour detached from the space station one last time.