Genevieve Oger reports from Paris on a program to boost tourism in tough economic times. The City of Paris is encouraging Parisians to turn their homes into Bed and Breakfasts, and to become charming hosts.
This week the Senate is expected to pass a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products. To talk us through the details of the bill, we turn The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich.
Pope Francis has a new car. He's been seen driving it around the Vatican, and it's not the kind of bullet-proof Popemobile previous pontiffs used. This one is 20-year-old used Renault utility car with 170,000 miles on it that a priest donated to Francis.
The PR-firm Ketchum, was involved in placing Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the Times. Ketchum counts the Russian government as one of its clients. It scored a victory and struck PR gold by landing the piece in America's paper of record.