Irish author Kevin Barry's short stories play with the vernacular in his character's dialogue. His latest book of stories, "Dark Lies the Island" comes out this fall. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Barry about his choices for armchair travel this summer.
President Obama's health care law has survived one of the most historic Supreme Court battles in decades. The court upheld most of the law's provisions, including the individual mandate, in a split 5-4 decision that will affect millions of Americans.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have divergent views on Guantanamo Bay — at least based on statements made years ago. In the current election cycles, neither man has really talked about the future he sees for the prison. But whoever is elected will be faced with precedent-setting cases in short order.
In this election cycle, there's been no shortage of memes. Binders full of women, horses and bayonets, and many others. Often, those memes play out in videos on YouTube, which have totally changed the election conversation.
Sri Lanka has captured attention recently for a deteriorating situation around human rights. International Crisis Group researcher Alan Keenan explains why the Human Rights Council review is so important, and why the world should care.
We're intimately familiar with the five basic senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. But what if there were a sixth, or seventh? An English scientist is trying to research how technology can give us additional senses.
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are digging in their heels over proposals to resolve the crisis of the fiscal cliff. So far, both sides say no progress has been made and seem to be trying to lower expectations for a deal.