American hospitals don't have deep experience with injuries from explosions in urban areas. When the hospitals were faced with treating hundreds wounded by the Boston Marathon attacks, they could have been overwhelmed. But they weren't, in part because of lessons learned by Israel.
When Boston hospitals found themselves facing the horrific aftermath of the bombings on marathon day, they were well-prepared: Thanks in part to lessons shared by emergency medical personnel in Israel. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The United Nations was going to be located in the United States -- that much was sure. But just where the new headquarters, the new capital of the world, would be located, was much debated back in the 1940s. A new book looks at that battle.
Today is the Tibetan New Year, but the Dalai Lama has put celebrations on hold. Robert Thurman, a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, joins us to look at how this transition might unfold.
Literature can be a source of comfort in difficult times. Poet Elizabeth Alexander read her poem 'Praise Song for the Day' at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and joins us to discuss how she uses poetry to soothe her spirit during trying times.
As America has become more diverse, its law schools and firms have followed suit. But the pipeline to the judiciary is blocked?white males are overrepresented on state appellate benches by a margin of nearly two-to-one.
Another Old Hollywood star has faded this morning. Iconic actor Tony Curtis, who appeared in over 100 movies during his storied career, is dead this morning at 85. John and Celeste remember this legend and his remarkable life.