Campaigns over voter ID amendment ramp up With the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling on a proposed constitutional amendment calling for voters to present ID on the November ballot, groups for and against it are ramping up their campaigns to win voters.5:21 p.m.
For Some Black Voters, 2012 Is A Different Story
In 2008, African-Americans turned out in record numbers to help elect America's first black president. Their support remains high, but their enthusiasm is not what it used to be. At the Democratic National Convention, African-Americans reflect on the last four years and why some are not as excited.
Democratic Convention Draws Troubled Homeowners
As Democrats gather for their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., troubled homeowners have also converged on the city. They have come to voice their dissatisfaction with how the Obama administration and the nation's big banks have handled the foreclosure crisis.
Dusty Pretzels A Relic Of Romania's 'Folk Capitalism'
Commentator Andrei Codrescu found a reminder of the so-called Romanian revolution of 1989 in his study. It was a box of chocolates wrapped in the miniature covers of one of his poetry books, and a bag of petrified pretzels. He brought them back from Romania in the 80s and meant to give them to friends as proof of the country's newly-born capitalism. Unfortunately, mice ate the goods and, metaphorically, time ate the revolution.
Scientists Unveil 'Google Maps' For Human Genome
For decades, scientists thought that most of our genetic code was essentially useless filler between our genes. But the results of a massive project to understand this so-called junk DNA reveal that it contains switches that control how genes function.
Richard III's Remains May Reside Under Parking Lot
Archaeologists in Britain have begun looking for the remains of the last English king to die in battle. They believe King Richard III was buried under what is currently a parking lot in the city of Leicester. Robert Siegel talks to Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society, who has been at the dig site.