The 2014 World Cup gets underway on Thursday, when host country Brazil takes on Croatia. Then 63 more soccer games will be played until one of the 32 teams is crowned winner on July 13.
Bill Littlefield, the host of NPR’s Only A Game, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson and Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about the teams and the players, who are carrying with them the hopes of entire countries.
When Massachusetts passed its landmark health insurance law under Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006, no one claimed the state would get to zero — as in 0 percent of residents who are uninsured. But numbers out this week suggest Massachusetts is very close.
For centuries, governments around the world have often treated sexual violence as an unpreventable fact of war. Books from the Bible to the Iliad talk about rape and pillaging as an inevitable part of conflict. Now that attitude is beginning to change.
After a month of seeking sanctuary in a Tucson church, a Mexican immigrant has been granted a one-year stay of his deportation order. Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, had been ordered to leave the U.S. after a traffic stop revealed he wasn't here legally.
Ruiz has lived in Tucson for 14 years; he has a job and no criminal record, reports Arizona Public Media's Fernanda Echavarri.
What will be the effect of the Republican Party of Texas' removal of a resolution that calls for a guest worker program? Some Moderate Republicans say they are troubled by this trend that has extended beyond the Republican primaries.
The removal of the Texas Solution, a state-centric guest worker program, from the party platform seems to have firmed up some Republicans' position on the matter. State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, said he thinks the party missed an opportunity.
Top tech entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa are in Silicon Valley this week visiting companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google. The week culminates in the TechWadi forum, where the most impressive Arab entrepreneurs from around the world will be recognized.
Throughout the week, Arab innovators will be brainstorming with successful CEOs, learning how to expand their companies and getting tips on pitching to investors.
Irish people along with Italians were once thought of as inferior whites. This Thomas Nast image, entitled The Usual Irish Way of Doing Things and published in Harpers in 1871, depicts anti-Irish sentiments that were common at that time.
According to a presentation at the Population Association of America, and reported by the Pew Research Center, 1.2 million Latinos who identified as some other race in 2000 identified as white in 2010.
The finding came with an update on how millions of Americans changed how they identified their race and identity in the newest census and the Latino figure is raising some eyebrows, but should it?