Stocks on Wall Street have been moving steadily upwards lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been trading up above 12,000 — though it closed just below that Thursday. The market hasn't been at this level since before the financial crisis.
Renee Montagne talks to teacher Ellen McKinney, who was a first grade teacher at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School in McCall, Idaho, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded. Now she is a second grade teacher at the same school, which has been renamed the Barbara Morgan Elementary School. In 2007, Barbara Morgan became the first teacher in space.
Earlier this week, TV station Al-Jazeera published more than 1,600 secret documents that detail 11 years of Arab-Israeli peace talks. What do the released papers reveal about U.S.-Palestinian relations under the Obama administration?
Not to be out done by the House of Representatives, three senators got together for the first meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus Thursday. More than 120 activists from groups such as FreedomWorks, Tea Party Express and Americans for Tax Reform were invited to attend.