According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah. It's become a pioneer in foreign language learning, even as some residents are unhappy with the move.
More than 70 people, mostly sailors, have sued the Tokyo Electric Power Company for making them sick. Naval personnel claim the company, which ran the Fukushima nuclear reactor, failed to warn the US Navy that its ships were sailing into dangerously radioactive waters.
11 million. It's the estimated number of immigrants living in the US illegally. But how did we even get to that figure? From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, reporter Adrian Florido finds out.
In 1984, Russian historian Suzanne Massie got a call she'll never forget. President Ronald Reagan invited her to the White House to brief him on Russian history and culture. Little did she know that this would be the beginning of many years of advising the president.
Republicans, seeking to explain their seeming inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise, are wrapping themselves in the flag of Ronald Reagan. They're bristling, however, when confronted with examples of Reagan raising taxes and even compromising.