Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi talks about his journey into ISIS-held territory for his Frontline documentary "ISIS in Afghanistan." It shows the extent to which the militant group has not only gained a foothold in another country, but is planning to expand its sphere of influence through the training of young children.
Will McCants, author of the book "The ISIS Apocalypse," talks about the wider impact of the involvement of militants from the Islamic State in the Paris attacks. McCants is a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Steve Inskeep reports.
Louisiana is embroiled in a bitter race for governor. The presumed frontrunner, Republican Senator David Vitter, is being forced to address a prostitution scandal in his past. And polls show the Democrat, state representative John Bel Edwards has an upset opportunity in the reliably Republican Deep South. The election is Saturday.
People are resuming normal activities after Friday night's terrorist attacks at six targets in Paris. The investigative trail leads to Belgium, where 3 suspects, who are brothers, were living.
Doctors were once unquestioned authorities on how aggressively to treat the sickest and most premature babies. Then parents started pushing back for more say. The responsibility can be excruciating.
Moms-to-be who practice prenatal yoga say it reduces stress, anxiety and even pain. A study finds that even poses once thought to be off limits to pregnant women are safe.
On an Alaska mountaintop, Ian McIntosh fell and cartwheeled 1,600 feet down a nearly vertical wall of snow. Video shows a black spot tumbling down, so small in the landscape he looks like an insect.
Kjell Lindgren played "Amazing Grace" aboard the International Space Station in honor of research scientist Victor Hurst who had passed away last month.
Sweden has already seen more than 120,000 people arriving since January. Linda Wertheimer talks to Swedish journalist Emma Lofgren.
An employee at the Oregon Department of Justice engaged in surveillance of people using #blacklivesmatter on social media. The state's attorney general says she was outraged when she found out about the surveillance and ordered it to stop.
A big issue that came up in this week's debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.
The number of obese Americans is up, especially for middle-aged adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of youth under 19 are obese.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defends the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Asian-Pacific nations. Froman tells Steve Inskeep the deal will be successful, even as many Americans worry about losing jobs to globalization.
Kurdish forces supported by U.S. air power entered Sinjar Friday in an effort to retake it from ISIS, which has occupied it since August 2014. Linda Wertheimer talks to the AP's Susannah George.
They voted in record numbers for President Obama in 2008, but now they're lukewarm about any Democratic presidential candidate — saying nobody adequately addresses their big priority: racial justice.
The possibility that a bomb caused the mid-air disintegration of a Russian airliner has officials worried about airport security. Workers in the U.S. undergo background checks, but gaps remain.
Two suicide bombers set off explosions within minutes of each other Thursday in southern Beirut. Steve Inskeep talks to Nour Sahama, managing editor of the Beirut newspaper Al Akhbar English.
As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna for talks on the Syrian civil war, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are countering Russia's entry into the conflict by supplying more TOW missiles to rebels.
A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.
Before making the film, Patricia Riggen met with the real miners and heard their stories. She says she aimed to "portray the heart of these guys and what they went through emotionally."