The state of Wisconsin has the worst rankings for African American children in the country for basic factors like education, income, health and home stability, and that statistic has real long-term consequences. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a new effort in the city of Madison to bridge the extreme racial disparity — an effort that leaders hope will provide a template to communities across the country. Continue reading
A class-action lawsuit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon contends that the NCAA should permit former and current college basketball and football players to profit from the use of their names, images, or likenesses in media like video games or TV broadcasts. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire School of Law for a closer look at the arguments. Continue reading
Kerry noted the failure of the United States to secure a continuing military arrangement with Iraq’s government after U.S. combat forces left. “We didn’t have operational theater capacity at the time” of the surge in violence spawned by al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State militants, he said in an interview on NBC. Continue reading
The Education Department announced Thursday it is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses. Continue reading
Johann Breyer, a retired tool maker in Philadelphia, is in custody after being accused of accessory to murder as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald during World War II.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News. Continue reading
In an effort to bring the digital currency bitcoin more mainstream, BitPay, an Atlanta based bitcoin payment processor, signed a deal with ESPN Events to sponsor the former NCAA Beef O’Brady’s Bowl hosted in St. Petersburg, Florida. Continue reading
Employed adults in a household with children under six spend a full hour less per day on leisure activities than other employed adults. This is according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual report on how Americans spend their time. On average, employed adults without small children at home spent 4.5 hours daily on leisure activities. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is offering to waive steep penalties for Americans living abroad who haven’t been paying their U.S. taxes.