The secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certified the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell will not harm military readiness. That's a crucial step that will lead to the end of the law that barred homosexuals from serving openly in the United States military. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Rachel Martin, who has the latest from the Pentagon.
It may be an unassuming piece of fabric, but it has woven itself prominently into American life.
If you've seen a photo of a newborn baby recently, you've probably laid eyes on it.
We're talking about a white flannel blanket with pink and blue stripes that is used in hospital delivery rooms across the country. It's one of the first things to touch the skin of countless babies every year.
The Senate Friday tabled the House's best shot at a debt reduction plan, the "Cut, Cap and Balance" bill conservative Republicans passed earlier in the week. But negotiators still seem far from a deal on Senate plan, and President Obama continues to parley with Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
The new film Another Earth stars Brit Marling as a woman who watches a duplicate planet hover beside ours as she struggles to escape from her own devastating past. But Marling doesn't only star in (and, some say, steal) the film — she also co-wrote and co-produced it with director Mike Cahill.