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."
This new dating app wants to help Muslim millennials meet friends, dates, and spouses.
Teresa Valko's family has been battling Alzheimer's disease for generations. She remembers when her mother's memory faded: "I've essentially lost my mother, although she's still living," Valko says.
When we hear of automobiles being recalled, we generally hear of a high number getting called back. This recall notice is different: Exactly one Rolls-Royce Ghost was found to have an airbag problem.
An Italian textile company hopes the week of no emails will help employees rediscover the pleasure of actual face-to-face interaction. The company's announcement was made by email.
As coal mines close and apartment blocks sit empty, China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's few bright spots is the rapid expansion of e-commerce, but is it enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?
Economists have long talked about a phenomenon known as moral hazard. When you protect people against risk you prevent bad things from happening. But something curious happens: Some people start to take more risks because they now feel safer.
The role of police in schools has come under new scrutiny following a viral video that shows an officer throwing a student to the floor in a South Carolina classroom. Linda Wertheimer talks to Don Bridges, vice president of the National Association of School Resource Officers, which offers training to school-house police.
Ben Carson still polls high in the wide field of Republican presidential candidates. But fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Linda Wertheimer talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie about Carson's plan to attract black voters in Republican primaries.
Egypt says its already weak tourism industry will take big hits if the crash of a Russian jet there scares off Russian visitors. And one Egyptian talks about trying to make it in the tourism business.
Thousands of Kurdish Peshmerga forces with U.S. air support launched an offensive on the eastern Iraqi city of Sinjar, now held by ISIS, in an attempt to retake the city. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Gordon, a reporter with "The New York Times," who is with the troops.
President Obama awards the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to former Army Capt. Florent Groberg on Thursday. Groberg and his fellow soldiers describe the lightning-quick action in Afghanistan in which Groberg tackled a suicide bomber and saved the lives of many men on his patrol.
When we drive, fly orwalk, we contribute to carbon emissions that cause global warming. One solution often cited is to pay to heal the harm by underwriting the cost of planting a tree.
Thousands took to the streets after the killing of 7 members of a Shiite minority group. Protesters blamed the deaths on Islamist militants. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Sune Engel Rasmussen.
The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.
Linda Wertheimer talks to journalism professor Earnest Perry about the racial tensions at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, even after the president and chancellor resigned.
The album You and I, due in March, is made up of songs recorded in Buckley's very first studio sessions after signing to Columbia Records, and displays the singer's wide range of influences.