'When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky;' how a ballet started a riot One hundred years ago today, the world premiere of "The Rite of Spring" in Paris shook the orchestral world and, according to some, launched the modern dance movement. It also sparked a riot in the Parisian streets. The collaboration between composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky is the subject of a new children's book by Minnesota author Lauren Stringer.4:50 p.m.
Bachmann's presidential ambitions may have cost her The seeds of Michele Bachmann's announcement today to not seek re-election to her congressional seat may have been planted in Iowa more than a year ago. That's where Bachmann's run for the Republican presidential nomination briefly propelled her into frontrunner status. But it also dealt a severe blow to her political career back home and led to a series of investigations that are still underway.5:23 p.m.
Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul
Workers on the front lines of the immigration system are raising concerns about the workload that would be created by the proposed changes. Some unions are calling on lawmakers to oppose a bill they say would make things worse, not better.
Obama's OPM Nominee Did Latino Outreach For Campaign
President Obama has chosen to nominate Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic to serve as director of the OPM.
What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top
City leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, are hoping that by leasing land to drilling companies, they might generate funds to demolish vacant homes and buildings. Some refer to this as "frackmolishing," and opponents worry the drilling will cause environmental damage.
Tea Party Firebrand Bachmann Won't Seek Fifth Term
Tea Party favorite and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced that she would not run for re-election to her Minnesota House seat. Bachmann was facing a tough fight, having barely beaten an unknown Democrat in a district that Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried by 15 points.
Online Currency Exchanges Hide Traces Of Money As It Moves
Melissa Block talks to Kara Scannell, U.S. regulatory correspondent with the Financial Times about the case officials are calling the largest online money-laundering case in history, involving the currency exchange, Liberty Reserve.
End Of Arms Embargo Against Syria Angers Russia
Responding to criticism of their arms supplies to Syria, the Russians argue that they are providing defensive weapons to a sovereign government under previously signed contracts, whereas the European Union is proposing to arm non-governmental groups, which, incidentally, include foreign terrorists.
Deep Differences Stall Talks Of Syrian Opposition Council
A three-day meeting to reshape and strengthen the main Syrian opposition coalition has instead dragged on for six days, and the main thing that has been strengthened is the coalition's reputation for in-fighting. The coalition is trying to expand its membership, ratify a government-in-exile, pick a new president, and decide whether to attend June talks with the Syrian government. Several members have threatened to bolt the coalition in protest, and pressure from outside players, including the U.S., Europe and Gulf Arab countries, has thus far merely intensified the coalition's polarization.
For Tuskegee Airman George Porter, Failure Was Not An Option
George Porter was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and those who supported them, in American history. A mechanic during the war, Porter found ways with his colleagues to keep their planes airborne even as they were denied the tools needed to do their jobs.