There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen — until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.
Germany takes home the 2014 World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday. It was a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play.
Political strife and unrest are powerful backdrops in the work of Palestinian writer Adania Shibli. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the mood in Ramallah.
Thousands of Palestinian residents are taking shelter. The fighting shows no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a ceasefire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll.
To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.
On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one of the authors of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, was reportedly gored in the leg. His injuries were not life threatening.
Lawmakers say too many people dress like Superman or other characters to pose for pictures with tourists, and then they demand money.
Steve Inskeep talks to Palestinian-American business consultant and political commentator Sami Abdel-Shafi about living in Gaza while under attack from Israel.
Germany wants the CIA's station chief in Berlin to leave the country. The move comes after German investigators discovered a second citizen suspected of spying for the U.S. Renee Montagne talks to journalist James Bamford, who has written extensively about U.N. intelligence agencies and the National Security Agency.
Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says his agency has taken steps to ensure there won't be another Snowden. But he also contends there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure. A former NSA technical director says a program he developed might have stopped Snowden. But it was rejected, he says, because spies don't like being spied on.
As Ukraine begins the final push to regain control of the east of the country, the Kremlin has suddenly become very quiet. Professor Stephen Sestanovich talks to Renee Montagne about the shifting dynamics in the Ukraine crisis.
Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.
Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.
Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.
If you want apes, you've come to the right place. The latest in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows us masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey.
President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.
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.