Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Khedery, who used to support Nouri al-Maliki. Khedery, head of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners, thinks al-Maliki should step down because of the extremist crisis in Iraq.
Many local governments borrowed heavily to finance the roads, bridges and transportation networks. Already opposition lawmakers are calling for an investigation into World Cup financing.
Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.
Mara Liasson, Carrie Kahn and John Burnett discuss the big picture of the current immigration debate, and update us on the latest developments.
Kai Leigh Harriott was paralyzed by a stray bullet when she was 3. Her sister, Aja David, had been babysitting her at the time. The incident was tragic, but it has also strengthened their connection.
David Greene talks to TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.
The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.
The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.
Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards are announced in Hollywood Thursday. The big category this year is expected to be drama with shows like True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Fargo.
After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.
A botanist at the University of Michigan describes a plant that is blooming at the arboretum there for the first time in 80 years.
The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.
In Detroit, controversy is raging over one of the few things the bankrupt city has in abundance: water. So far this year, Detroit has shut off for 17,000 customers as it tries to collect millions in overdue bills. Many residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
Senate Democrats are introducing legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. In the Hobby Lobby decision, the court said that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds. The legislation is unlikely to pass but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint on the campaign trail.
President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.
American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.
Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with the guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.