Evidence is mounting that Russian trolls working for the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency stoked divisions in the US during the last election, going as far as to contact US-based activists to promote and organize rallies and other actions.
Geography, it turns out, is a key determiner in whether low-income children can improve their socio-economic status by the time they become adults. That's a key finding of a new research report from researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.
Chinese basketball fans will be pleased to hear that Kobe Bryant is on Weibo. The NBA star opened his account Wednesday on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. In fact, thousands of Chinese NBA fans are already following him.
Up until the 1990s, the CIA was happy to remain in the shadows, unconcerned with how it was, or wasn't portrayed in movies. But that's no longer true. Today, the CIA contributes and advises on certain films, in order to put its best foot forward -- and attract the best and brightest new hires.
One of Charlotte's trendy restaurants is not exactly what it seems. The not-for-profit devotes all the money it makes, after expenses, to feeding, hiring and supporting the homeless and the poor. Owner Jim Noble views it as his mission to feed these people's stomachs, and their souls.
North Carolina was another battleground state the Obama campaign targeted aggressively. The Takeaway checks in with Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News and Observer about North Carolina's votes for president and senate.
Cities around the country are shrinking their mass transit systems in the face of economic woes while Charlotte, NC, is tripling the light rail in their city. Takeaway Correspondent Andrea Bernstein is just back from Charlotte and she joins The Takeaway.
For a look at a new income-based repayment plan that will help graduates with student debt, The Takeaway is joined by finance expert Beth Kobliner. Also joining us are Austin Light and Colleen Hansford, two people with substantial student loan debt.
The Takeaway talks to the Washington Examiner's Julie Mason about how senior citizens are at the center of the health care reform debate. We also talk to four seniors about their opinions: Mary McKinney, Dick and Barbara Mitchell, and Geraldine Powe.
Last night Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that a version of the 'public option' will wind up in the Senate version of health care reform. We also talk with a listener who called us with her story of going bankrupt from credit card debt.
Advertisements for extended auto warranties are everywhere on television and in mailboxes, but some customers have been complaining that when the repair bills come due, the warranty guarantors are nowhere to be found.
The census may reveal that the demographics of many cities have drastically changed over the decade, including Charlotte, N.C., where an increasing number of northerners and minorities have moved to the once majority-white and classically southern city.