Chelsea King, a 17-year-old from San Diego, was raped and killed last month by John Gardner, a man with a history of sex crimes. The case has sparked a heated national dialogue about the strength of laws intended to protect children from sex offenders.
The film industry celebrated its largest gala at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday night. The big news was that 'The Hurt Locker' cleaned up, carrying home six Oscars, but there were plenty of other moments to talk about.
One of the key areas of voting in Iraq was the oil rich northern region of Kurdistan. The Kurds have exercised a significant amount of influence and power in Iraq's politics in recent years, often acting as a cohesive block.
Millions of Iraqis voted in the nation's parliamentary elections on Sunday. Sporadic violence was responsible for the deaths of at least 38 people, but early reports indicate the election was largely viewed as a success by the international community.
For the hour of Wednesday's State of the Union address, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews said he 'forgot' President Obama was black. Do we all need to forget about race to be post-racial? Or do we just need to acknowledge and accept people's race?
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is making his highly anticipated appearance before a public inquiry in London today. BBC's Political correspondent Rob Watson joins us with the reaction to the former British prime minister's testimony.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed to spend $30 billion to help small businesses weather the tough economy. We ask two small business managers in different parts of the country about how this might effect their businesses.