Over the weekend, House Speaker John Boehner bowed out of the so-called "grand bargain" bipartisan debt-reduction deal. Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan about why pressure mounted on Boehner to walk away from the compromise.
Protesters have backed off a planned boycott of today's Major League All-Star Game in Phoenix. Instead, they'll hand out white ribbons to rally opposition to Arizona's tough anti-immigration law. Meanwhile, the game will be missing some of its top stars, including Alex Rodriguez, Placido Polanco and Albert Pujols. They're out with injuries.
U.S. officials accuse the Syrian government of orchestrating Monday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Damascus. Supporters of President Bashar Assad scaled the embassy fence, smashed bullet-proof glass and security cameras, and climbed onto the roof. The French Embassy was also targeted.
The assault came three days after a surprise visit by the American and French ambassadors to the city of Hama to show support for peaceful protests there.
Police have told Prince Charles and his wife Camilla that the voicemail on their mobile phones was likely hacked by Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. And former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says his family's medical records were illegally obtained by another Murdoch tabloid. This all spells big trouble for the planned big expansion of Murdoch's News Corp. television holdings.
A scene from the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of <em>As You Like It</em> in their specially constructed theater at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.
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Right now, in New York City, one of the world's finest theater ensembles is putting on a repertory season of five Shakespeare plays. England's Royal Shakespeare Company – the RSC – has brought 41 actors, along with a replica of their main theater, and put it smack in the middle of the Park Avenue Armory.
Two armed American border guards confront a group of immigrants attempting to cross illegally from Mexico into the United States in 1948. In <em>A Line in the Sand</em>, Rachel St. John traces the history of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Much of America as we know it evolved in the 19th century, as we'll explore in a series of three conversations this week with writers who seek out new ways to understand old events.
It's easy to define the squiggly border between Mexico and Texas: It's determined by the Rio Grande river. But the rest of the U.S.-Mexico border is not so obvious — the straight lines are drawn seemingly at random across mountains and deserts.