Here are five stories outside of politics that you may have missed.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith, Laura Santhanam
WASHINGTON — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report due out Wednesday.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that political and religious groups could be unfairly targeted for audits, government investigators say in a report that raises concerns about an IRS division that has been under scrutiny for…
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report detailing serious and growing drug shortages in the United States. Sabrina Tavernise of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to detail some of the reasons behind the shortfall.
Jubiliation broke out in Gao, Mali after the city was liberated from Islamist rebels, only to be quickly followed up with retribution against those who had worked with the jihadists. Lindsey Hilsum of Independant Television News offers a report from…
In Mali, government forces made advances against Islamic extremists who have dominated certain regions for nine months. French forces were airdropped north of Timbukto and helped drive the rebels to the north. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports.
Call me a contrarian -- or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic -- but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor's announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. "Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider…
By PBS NewsHour
Despite trillions of dollars in revenue, a large swath of domestic and foreign corporations paid no U.S. income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a government study released Tuesday.
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