Senators Start 'In The Middle' With Deficit Talks
There's a small, bipartisan group of senators who insist they're ready to make the "difficult choices" President Obama has said are needed to tackle the deficit. Republican Saxby Chambliss says he and Democrat Mark Warner are "starting with a group that's in the middle, and we're growing out."
Senate Democrats Propose Filibuster Changes
New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and a group of his fellow Democrats are proposing changes to the practice of filibustering. In the past two years, says the freshman senator, "we are in a constant state of filibuster" that prevents the nation's business from getting done. There have been a record 89 filibusters. Udall talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the proposed changes.
Navy Investigates Lewd Videos Made On Carrier
The Navy is investigating the commander of the USS Enterprise after Capt. Owen Honors apparently made sexually suggestive videos while serving as a senior officer onboard the ship several years ago. The Enterprise was deployed overseas at the time, and Honors was serving as the ship's executive officer. The videos mock gays and include skits that are lewd.
Goldman Reportedly Invests Big In Facebook
Privately held Facebook has apparently scored a big investment. The New York Times reports that Goldman Sachs and a Russian firm have put together a $500 million investment that values the social networking site at $50 billion.
Jerry Brown Sworn In As California's Governor
Three decades after his first tour as California governor, Jerry Brown gives it another go. Brown was sworn in Monday and immediately launched into how he'll deal with a $28 billion budget shortfall that threatens to cripple the Golden State. KQED's John Myers in Sacramento talks to host Melissa Block.
What's New In High School? Stress Reduction 101
With college application deadlines looming, high schools are looking for ways to reduce student stress. Some schools have done away with Advanced Placement classes, while others are focusing on teaching kids how to handle the stress with yoga classes, breathing exercises and therapy dogs.
The Prehistoric Treasure In The Fields Of Indiana
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a mysterious and advanced culture, now known as the Hopewell Tradition, flourished in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S., literally leaving piles of treasure hidden in the fields of Indiana. Now, those artifacts are raising some new questions about American prehistory.