Unrest in Syria Amid escalating violence, the United States has closed their embassy in Damascus, Syria. Global leaders continue to call for the ouster of President Assad, after a double veto at the UN by China and Russia. As the death toll continues to rise, how will this uprising end?9:06 a.m.
Governing by initiative A California federal appeals court struck down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but that decision won't prevent Minnesotans from voting on a similar initiative in the fall. Voters in many states will be considering a host of ballot initiatives this year. Why are states increasingly turning to direct democracy?9:30 a.m.
The state of poverty The number of Americans living in poverty is the highest it's been in 35 years. In the wake of the recession, who are the 15 percent of the US population living in poverty?10:06 a.m.