All Things Considered for May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014 — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki responds to calls for his resignation, following reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment.
May 7, 2014 — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is pulling his forces back from Ukraine's border. He also is calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a referendum planned for Sunday. This news might be a breakthrough — or just a head fake.
May 7, 2014 — The U.S. is sending a team of experts to help find the nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls. But the three-week delay means that the girls are likely scattered, making the search that much tougher.
May 7, 2014 — The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.
May 7, 2014 — Middle East peace talks have been officially paused; unofficially, many say they're finished. Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic explains how Secretary of State John Kerry's mission fell apart.
May 7, 2014 — Syrian rebels have surrendered Homs, the city known as the birthplace of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It marks the end of a long siege and a huge blow to the rebels.
May 7, 2014 — A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.
May 7, 2014 — It's the end of an era, as Johnson Publishing Co. announced plans to cease printing Jet. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.
May 7, 2014 — The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist says the myth of the cowboy feels "hollow." The Last Kind Words Saloon is a spare and unsentimental story about two Western icons, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
May 7, 2014 — Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.