At least 82 shootings took place in Chicago during an 84-hour stretch between Thursday afternoon and Monday morning.
President Obama will mark the nation’s birthday tonight with a celebration on the White House South Lawn, but there is another important birthday penned-in for this date on the White House calendar. Malia Obama turns 16 today. Just 10 years old when her family first arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Malia has grown up in and out of the spotlight. Continue reading
We have lost something in our reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is the argument of Danielle Allen’s new book, “Our Declaration,” where she explores the document through a careful look at the words themselves. Jeffrey Brown talks to Allen about her findings, and why the Declaration is actually a coherent argument of equality. Continue reading
What will you put on your hot dog this weekend? Ketchup? Mustard? Or both? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments. Continue reading
On this Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, Ray Suarez speaks with Denise Kiernan and Josephe D’Agnese, authors of the book, “Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence,” about what happened to the men who affixed their names to the historic document. Continue reading
Fireworks have become synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations, from large explosions of colors that light up the night sky over your town to small sparklers that can be enjoyed from your own yard. Songwriter Lynn Ahrens discovered in 1976 … Continue reading
Americans at home and abroad celebrated Independence Day with parades, barbeques, and fireworks. Judy Woodruff reports on how Americans celebrated Independence Day here and abroad. Continue reading
Fireworks will be illuminating the skies in cities across the country on this Fourth of July holiday. Among the classic destinations is the fireworks show at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Continue reading