Cloning and Stem Cell Discoveries Earn Nobel in Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced Monday in Sweden to two scientists: John Gurdon of England and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan. The two will share the prize for their landmark work on stem cells. These cells hold great promise for treating human disease but they are also a source of controversy.
Uganda's Leader: 26 Years In Power, No Plans To Quit
The man who seized power in Uganda decrying other African leaders who overstayed their welcome has now been in office for 26 years. As the country turns 50, more and more Ugandans say their president has grown autocratic as he clings to power.
War Puts Syrian Antiquities At 'Heritage Sites' In Danger
Syria is awash in major archaeological sites, several recognized as "world heritage sites" by UNESCO. Some of the most famous of these have now been damaged or even largely destroyed in the war between the government and rebel forces.
Obama's Jobs Plan Focuses On Federal Investment
His plan calls for more spending on infrastructure, a tax cut for firms that hire new workers, aid to state and local governments, and a program to rebuild schools. An analyst who has studied it says the infrastructure part makes sense, but the rest is less potent.
Life Imitates Art In Little-Known Election Movies
Independent producer John McDonough explores a handful of early, mostly little-known movies about presidential elections. It is uncanny how some old, obscure films capture moments that later on became real life political moments.
Romney Paints Obama As 'Weak Leader' In Middle East
On Monday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a foreign policy address at the Virginia Military Institute. Romney called for a "change in course" in the Middle East and said the conflict there has grown under President Obama.