When Cory Booker first ran for Newark city council in 1998, one of his opponents, George Branch, said, "[Booker's] a Rhodes scholar; I'm a roads scholar." The implication was not just that Booker lacked street smarts—it's that he wasn't quite black enough.
A 58-year old general surgeon at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va., Dr. Randall Lester has been fixing broken bodies since his medical residency at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1970's, when the hospital's pioneering liver transplant program was just starting up and marathon 18-hour surgeries weren't uncommon.
He almost cut French class. But Colin Goddard made the fateful decision to attend that Monday morning—and wound up full of bullets. One student in Cho's path.
Among the racy and obnoxious Super Bowl ads selling everything from beer to insurance, at least one commercial interruption had a more serious intention. VoteVets.org, a political action group affiliated with a coalition of left-leaning organizations including MoveOn.org, ran an ad (only in certain markets) where Iraq war veterans, including an amputee, spoke out against President Bush's "surge." NEWSWEEK's Daren Briscoe recently spoke to VoteVets cofounder Jon Soltz, who served as a captain...
Mark Pilat took a deep breath, braced himself and knocked on the door. A deportation officer with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency--that's "ICE" in Fed lingo--Pilat and his team converged on a sprawling trailer park outside Columbus, Ohio, last week.
With this issue, we launch our "giving back awards" in recognition of people who, through bravery or generosity, genius or passion, devote themselves to helping others. From hundreds of nominations, these folks were chosen for imaginative approaches to difficult problems. We hope they remind you of someone--maybe yourself.
For weeks, John Allen Muhammad had tried to dominate the courtroom, making believe he was a worldly wise trial lawyer. The convicted sniper, already sentenced to death for one of the murders in the 2002 killing spree that left 10 dead and three wounded, is now on trial in Maryland.
Online sleuths can claim another victory. Howard Kaloogian, a Republican candidate in California's 50th Congressional District, has removed a picture from his campaign Web site that he claimed was evidence that journalists are distorting how bad conditions are in Iraq.
The White House has a new plan to revive its conservative base: a tough approach to the nation's borders. Karl Rove met with House Republicans last week on immigration, an issue that has prompted sharp criticism of the president's proposals for a guest-worker program for the past two years.
The six-week search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba--especially for fans of tech-worshiping shows like "CSI"--has raised questions about why investigators haven't been able to use high-tech equipment to find her.
ANA OLIVEIRAWith charisma and optimism, she hopes to vanquish HIV/AIDS.We all set goals for ourselves. Some of us are just more ambitious than others. Take Ana Oliveira: "I want to stop the spread of AIDS," says the executive director of Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City.
Military recruiters are already scrambling to enlist enough soldiers to meet wartime demands. Now they're facing a new obstacle: punk rockers. With militaryfreezone.org, an antiwar band from Pittsburgh, Anti-Flag, has started a campaign against an obscure provision of the No Child Left Behind Act dictating that public-school districts supply high-school students' names, phone numbers and addresses to military recruiters.