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Listen to Wo Chan read the poem “My Mother’s Bra.” Poet Wo Chan, photo by Cameron Blaylock The first thing Wo Chan ever wanted to be was a magician. Now a poet, Wo, who prefers the pronoun “they,” uses language to make other...
The Senate on Tuesday will begin debate on a new trade aggrement. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) poses for members of the media with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council as they meet to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, at the Chief of Mission Residence...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS ANCHOR: As we reported, the death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has now surpassed 8,000. Pamela Constable of The Washington Post just returned from that country, joins us now from Washington...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS ANCHOR: There was an important court ruling on Friday. The Illinois Supreme Court voted unanimously to strike down a law passed in December of 2013 that was meant to rescue the state’s...
Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz shakes hands with a supporter following his speech during the Freedom Summit in Greenville, South Carolina May 9, 2015. The array of GOP hopefuls at the summit struggled to stand out. Photo by Chris...