The legendary pint-sized actor got his first Hollywood role at the age of six and became a box-office powerhouse in the 1930s and 40s with his work in the Andy Hardy series.
New French finance minister coy on deficit hopes
Obama tests work policies on federal contractors
Gunman kills Dutch priest in Syrian city of Homs
To kick off Poetry Month, we are crowdsourcing prose poems from our Facebook fans about their favorite neighborhood blocks, from Brussels to Tuscaloosa to the Bronx.
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Mickey Rooney began his career as a toddler and starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. He appeared last month at an Oscar party.
On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers — despite threats of violence from the Taliban. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president.
Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row. It's an astounding number and the worst GOP losing-streak in the country. But, Republicans think they've found their savior in the form of Richard Tisei — an openly gay, pro-choice Republican. Experts say he's the best bet the party has to end its Massachusetts drought.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Voters in India are going to the polls in the first stage of a nearly 6-week national election. The BJP's charismatic and controversial chief is stirring the electorate with the promise of change.
President Obama on Tuesday is expected to order contractors with the federal government to provide information that could be beneficial to female employees.
Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.
The top-two men's college basketball teams play for the championship Monday night in Dallas. Eighth-seeded Kentucky will face seventh-seeded UConn. Neither team was even in the tournament last year.
Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Philip Gourevitch about Rwanda 20 years after the genocide. Gouorevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families.
The ethnic slaughter killed nearly a million people. The massacre was born of years of tension between the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi.