Residents of Newtown are trying to determine what to do with their school, which was the site of a mass shooting late last year. In making that determination, though, they're able to draw on the experience of many others who have dealt with the same issue, from Columbine High School to a movie theater in Colorado.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week have indicated they'll allow votes on two bills — one that would reform the country's immigration system and another that would provide for background checks in all commercial gun sales. Whether they'll pass, though, remains to be seen.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
Discarded chewing gum is a common eyesore, and removing it from city streets and sidewalks can be costly. A Mexican congressman wants to solve the problem by borrowing a concept widely used in environmental regulation: making the polluters pay.
The Connecticut River is one of the best places in Southern New England to see bald eagles in winter. On a recent trip on the Connecticut River Boat , writer Mark Seth Lender saw 17 Eagles, including one with an unexpected prize in her talons.
Tragedies linked to mental health have been in the news recently and they've sparked a conversation around the unmet mental health needs in the United States. Healthcare professionals are beginning to rethink the way America approaches mental health care.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white firefighters who said they experienced discrimination. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the philosophy behind this ruling is Georgetown law professor Jeffrey Rosen.