Fifty years ago this May, 13 people boarded a bus in Washington, D.C. The Freedom Riders, as they are called, challenged segregation on buses and in waiting rooms throughout the South. Some of those riders are using their experiences to motivate students today — to show them that the actions of one person can make a difference.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland stood alongside her fellow Freedom Riders staring at a picture of a black man on a bus who is watching two National Guardsmen.
"There's Dave Dennis," she says, "looking up at the guys with the bayonets."
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Washington on Thursday, making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes that the U.N. won't fall victim too much to U.S. budget cuts. His trip comes at a time when the U.N. has become more assertive, both in Libya and in the Ivory Coast.
An oil tanker left a port in eastern Libya on Wednesday with what is believed to be the first crude cargo since violence erupted last month. Renee Montagne talks with Samuel Ciszuk, senior Middle East energy analyst with IHS Global Insight, about what the sale could mean for the opposition.
Remember all those allegations from Republicans that the Affordable Care Act would inevitably lead to health care rationing? It turns out the same might be true of the House GOP budget plan for Medicare.
At least that's the conclusion of the Congressional Budget Office.