Watch in coming days to see how this story plays out in the always hot immigration debate:
Jose Antonio Vargas, a reporter who shared a Pulitzer Prize when he was with The Washington Post, reveals today that he is an "undocumented immigrant" and that he has over the years obtained (with help) a series of false documents to conceal that fact from employers.
Last week, the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for the first time. However, many Muslims and African countries voted against the resolution. To learn more about it, host Michel Martin speaks with Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
The World Bank says wheat prices have more than doubled since June 2010. Corn, rice and oil prices have also spiked, which means there are millions more hungry people worldwide. The dire situation brings together agriculture secretaries and ministers from the top 20 economies in the world. They convene today and tomorrow. Host Michel Martin discusses the meeting with David Nabarro, United Nations Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition.
Two nights in a row of riots in Belfast, Northern Ireland, — the most intense such violence in several years — are largely being blamed by authorities on members of the Ulster Volunteer Force, The Guardian and other news outlets report.
Now there's some more evidence that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs can raise the risk for diabetes. But doctors say the small increase seen doesn't mean people at risk for serious heart trouble should stop taking the medicines.
Mexican federal police said Wednesday that they had dealt a lethal blow to one of the country's most notorious drug cartels following an operation that nabbed the alleged leader of the cultlike, pseudo-Christian La Familia cartel.
Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, nicknamed El Chango, or "The Monkey," was apprehended Tuesday in the central state of Aguascalientes, officials said. La Familia terrorized western Mexico from its headquarters in Michoacan province, and Mendez is accused of moving tons of cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana to the U.S.
Saying that "as operator of the Macondo well, BP directed all aspects of its development," the owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 today made its case that the blame for the worst oil spill in U.S. history should be placed on the shoulders of the British company.
Transocean has posted the results of its internal investigation online here. It says that: