The Latest: May 2013

Government / Elections / Politics
How Obama’s FBI Pick Tried To Stop Warrantless Wiretapping

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey as the next director of the FBI, turning to a former Bush administration official who left government after clashing with the White House over warrantless wiretapping. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Rape and Justice in Pakistan: Live Chat Transcript

Join our live chat about Outlawed in Pakistan on May 29 with filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann, and The New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, Declan Walsh. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
The Stigma of Reporting a Rape in Pakistan

A rape survivor advocate explains why reporting an assault -- and being bold enough to seek justice -- can be so difficult in Pakistan. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
For Many Women Worldwide, the Biggest Threat Is at Home

Most of the violence women endure is committed by their partners -- and not just in Pakistan. (read more »)

Afghanistan / Pakistan
Why Is It So Hard to Try A Rape Case in Pakistan?

In Pakistan, just talking about rape and sexual violence is a cultural taboo. But bringing a case through the Pakistani courts and discerning truth from fiction is dangerous, complicated and, and as filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann learned, fraught with challenges. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Is Wall Street Still “Untouchable”?

In "The Untouchables," which re-airs tonight on FRONTLINE, correspondent Martin Smith examines why not one major Wall Street executive has been prosecuted for fraud tied to the sale of bad mortgages. (read more »)

Government / Elections / Politics
The Gun Lobby’s Concealed Weapon

Pro-gun moderates are quietly using background checks to expand gun rights. (read more »)

Interactive: Your Hospital May Be Hazardous To Your Health

So much of what we call “digital television,” YouTube, Netflix or Hulu, is just small television, distributed over the internet. … Continue reading (read more »)

Reflections On “Never Forget To Lie”

For many viewers, filmmaker Marian Marzynski's Never Forget To Lie has evoked strong emotions about family, faith, survival and love. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Eric Holder Backtracks Remarks on “Too Big To Jail”

The attorney general on Wednesday sought to walk back earlier comments that some financial institutions may be too large to prosecute. (read more »)

Maja Hrabowska: “My Life In Hiding”

Maja Hrabowska is a member of the generation of children that survived the Holocaust. "The past is always with me," she writes. "It has long, cold fingers, and catches me unprepared, at night mostly, when I wake up in sweat." (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
A New Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide

A new study finds that military members with a history of brain injuries, some of which may have been sustained earlier in life, run a higher suicide risk. (read more »)

Social Issues
Vermont to Legalize Assisted Suicide

A bill approved by the state legislature makes Vermont just the third state in the nation to legalize physician-assisted suicide - and the first to do it through a legislative vote. (read more »)

The Last Witnesses of the Holocaust — Live Chat Transcript

Join a live chat with filmmaker Marian Marzynski and historian Peter Black, of the United States Holocaust Museum. You can leave a question now. (read more »)

Watch More Holocaust Child Survivor Stories

As many as 1.5 million children were killed in the Holocaust. But some managed to survive, at times because they hid with their families, because relatives sacrificed themselves to protect them, or because they pretended not to be Jewish. (read more »)

Returning to the Haunted Ground of the Warsaw Ghetto

Before World War II, Poland's capital was home to the country's largest Jewish community. More than 350,000 Jews lived in the city. No more than 20,000 of them survived the Holocaust. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Why the Military Has a Sexual Assault Problem

The military's campaign to prevent sexual assault centers on telling servicemen not to have sex with women when they're drunk. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
How Do You Know Which Financial Adviser to Trust?

The Labor Department is looking to raise standards among financial advisers, but opposition from industry groups, lawmakers and even some consumer advocates threatens to sink the proposal. (read more »)

Spirit Lake’s Top Federal Official Retires Amid Leadership Shakeup

Spirit Lake's leadership has been beset by allegations that it ignored or enabled problems of child abuse on the reservation. The BIA has known about the problems at Spirit Lake for at least two years, but took no action until a whistleblower went public with concerns. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Four Obama Policies That Help Keep Guantanamo Open

Obama blames Congress for keeping Guantanamo open, but he's also helped to preserve a situation that he described on Tuesday as "not sustainable." (read more »)

NFL Helmet Manufacturer Warned On Concussion Risk

Despite the warning, Riddell promoted its Revolution helmet -- used by players from youth leagues up to the NFL -- as providing better protection against concussions. (read more »)



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