No one is happy about the violence that shook Baltimore on Monday, with politicians condemning the rioting and the family of Freddie Gray saying they're "appalled." But others in the city also want to point out the deep social problems that help fuel the anger.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated 32 million tons of plastic waste in 2012. Much of that gets tossed into landfills, but some of it also finds its way into the ocean — much more than previous estimates of ocean-going trash have previously suggested.
For some young Muslim-Americans who've come of age in a post-9/11 America, the week since the Boston Marathon bombings has been a reminder of the tense climate for Muslims in the US after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
A train derailment in Maryland this week severely affected internet access at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tim Stronge of the market research firm Telegeography.
A new public opinion poll states that 80 percent of insured people are happy with their current insurance. The Takeaway is talking to some of these people: Ebon Soul, a high teacher from Baltimore, and Lori Roman, a non-profit executive from Annapolis.
The 35th Annual National Conference of Black Mayors convenes today in Las Vegas. In honor of the conference, we put together our own roundtable of black mayors to talk about issues they're facing during these tough economic times.
Maryland may cut $1 billion from its budget by the end of 2009. One of the proposed cuts affects a mental hospital in a rural community along the Chesapeake Bay, but residents worry there will be no safety net to catch its patients.
President Obama's bipartisan health care summit begins later this morning, but the bickering started weeks ago. Will the summit be just an infomercial, or can we expect real movement with the health care debate?
Employer-sponsored insurance has long been the mainstay of health coverage for most middle-class American families. But a new report has found that the middle class is losing its health coverage faster than any other income group.
We've been talking all week about improving American schools. Do we increase funding, create better tests or shut down failing schools? Today we look at two cities experimenting with their own education policy reforms, Baltimore and New York City.
Across the country, dozens of cities are facing serious budget deficits that are requiring officials to cut everything from swimming pools to firehouses. We're taking a closer look at two of those cities: Detroit and Baltimore.
Fans of David Simon's 'The Wire' eagerly await his latest HBO series, 'Treme.' This city-biopic chronicles people struggling to survive in post-Katrina New Orleans. We talk to actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce, who describes New Orleans culture.