Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.
Hateship Loveship was inspired by a short story about a caretaker who falls victim to a cruel joke. Wiig and director Liza Johnson explain how the film's restraint says more than fireworks ever could.
Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.
In the coming years, the U.S. Army could drop to its lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead, others argue the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.
They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.
Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.
A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.
New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car.
In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.
Social scientists have learned over the years that you can't always believe what people tell you. Self-reported information is usually regarded skeptically by scientists. An analysis about three places in the Muslim world examines whether people's reports of their religious behavior match what they actually do.
Morning Edition recently asked members of the millennial generation to let us know what their concerns are. Almost two-thirds of their responses had to do with college debt. David Greene talks to people in their 20s and 30s who are having a hard time getting out of massive college debts.
Same-sex marriage in Utah goes before a federal appeals court on Thursday. A three-judge panel will hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
President Obama was in Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to pay respects to slain soldiers. He joined families and troops paying tributes to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. The memorial took place at the same spot where Obama eulogized victims of another mass shooting at Fort Hood in 2009.
For the first time since its bailout four years ago, Greece is issuing long-term bonds. Over the past four years, Greece has endured a crippling debt crisis, and was bailed out twice. David Greene talks to Nick Malkoutzis, the editor of Macropolis, an economic and political website in Athens.
Bank of America has agreed to pay nearly $800 million to settle accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit card products. Regulators say nearly three million credit card holders were effected.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, churned out hits in the 1970s before leaving pop music after a conversion to Islam. He's among this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Some doctors received more than $10 million last year from from Medicare. David Greene talks to ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein about what the numbers mean.
A record number of kids are joining the FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America. Many are from urban and suburban areas, and they're shifting the group's focus from agriculture to food science.