Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton returned to Jamaica in early December after serving seven years in a US prison on drug charges. Banton got a hero's welcome, despite his infamous, 1993 anti-gay song “Boom Bye Bye” which called for the murder of gay people.
The renewed debate about who is a "public charge" evokes a forgotten page in American history: The US immigration system has long excluded vulnerable individuals based on their economic status, sexual orientation and physical abilities.
Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the US. But legal and accessible — that's not always the same thing. Some states are passing legislation aimed at restricting abortion. The latest is in Ohio, where two bills to limit abortion just landed on the governor's desk. And that has some women in need turning to an unconventional place: the internet.
In her new book, "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land," Leah Penniman describes her journey as a woman of color reclaiming space in the agricultural world while providing a comprehensive guide for others who want to follow her path.
The top-ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, says special counsel Robert Mueller may be close to delivering his report on Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and possible links to the Trump campaign.
Use of tear gas has steadily risen around the world. But odds are, a lot of those silver canisters come from a factory in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, home to just over 600 people, and the uptick in sales has helped the community.
The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.
President Obama has signed his ground breaking health care bill at a ceremony in the White House. PRI's The World talks with Justin Webb about American health care. Webb has experienced health care both in the USA and in the UK.
Violence in Mexico is not just taking a toll along the border. It's impacting tourism to the country's interior.The World's Jason Margolis has more from San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourist destination in central Mexico.
Researchers in Canada have found North America's smallest carnivorous dinosaur. Paleontologist Nick Longrich joins The Takeaway to talk dinos and break down what the continent's ecosystem looked like millions of years ago.
Multiple sclerosis is actually a global concern. The Atlas of MS, the most comprehensive MS research study ever undertaken, was launched this week. For a look at the latest findings, The Takeaway checks in with the man who spearheaded this endeavor.
Starting in 1882, the U.S. Bird Migration Program collected two-by-five notecards from bird watchers around North America. Today, these cards are being digitized. Guest: Jessica Zelt, North American Bird Phenology Program.
An estimated 50,000 Sri Lankan civilians remain trapped in a rebel-held territory that's fiercely fought over by Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces. Closely watching is the Sri Lankan diaspora here in North America.
Ford, the number two automaker in the United States is enjoying a surge in sales, thanks to the federal government's ?Cash for Clunkers' program. The company's chief sales analyst, George Pipas, talks with The Takeaway about Ford's prospects
Late Monday, a London court found three British Muslim men guilty of conspiracy to murder by plotting, three years ago, to blow up planes bound for North America. We speak to BBC correspondent Rob Watson with details about the case.
Ford announced this morning that it made nearly $1 billion in the third quarter, making it Ford's first quarter in the black in North America since 2005. Ford now says it now expects to be 'solidly profitable' by 2011.