Margaret's Most Recent Stories

  • August 20, 2014

    The clash between protesters and law enforcement continues to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence that plagues the St. Louis suburb moves into its 10th day. Overnight, 31 people were arrested from as far away as California and New York. Police again used tear gas to disperse crowds. All of this aimed at restoring calm after the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2014

    Robin Williams’ illustrious career touched five decades. Survey any group of people and they will each give you a top 10 list of their favorite Williams performances as diverse as the comedy industry itself. We looked to IMDb — a arguably the most comprehensive inventory of films and television on the web. Here is a list of every film, television show and stand-up performance in which Williams made an appearance — from lead role to minor character — ranked by IMDb user ratings. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2014

    Gwen Ifill will host a live chat beginning at 12 p.m. EDT today. As the managing editor of both PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, Gwen has a keen eye on the inner workings of policy and politics in the nation’s capital. She’s happy to answer your questions on all things midterms, 2016 and … you name it.
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  • July 20, 2014

    Forty-five years ago today, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Neil Armstrong took the most famous step of the 20th century. With more than half a billion people watching, the commander of the Apollo 11 climbed down the spacecraft’s ladder and on to the surface of the moon and proclaimed the unforgettable words: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Continue reading

  • July 18, 2014

    There is still a lot we don’t know about the events that led to the takedown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people Thursday. President Barack Obama briefed reporters Friday with the latest information. We have rounded up those details, plus information provided by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, in her briefing to the president on Friday. Read her full remarks here.
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