Washington stars as Anita Hill in the new HBO film Confirmation. She was 14 during the 1991 hearings, and says it's the first time she remembers her parents having different points of view.
Together We Bake is a bakery in Alexandria, Va. that supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.
Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.
Food critic Laura Reiley of the Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where her local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm-to-table" claims proved bogus.
The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters. A good thing? Our pop culture blogger and movie critic weigh in.
The theoretical physicist is part of a team that wants to send postage-stamp-size probes to our closest star system, Alpha Centauri. But can they get the proper permits?
The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."
Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
This tax season marks the first time that every married couple in the U.S. can file both state and federal taxes together, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions across the land last year.
The city's 10-year plan to replace 900 miles of old pipes has been met with praise and criticism — and a lawsuit from residents who say the pipe work has raised lead levels in their drinking water.