Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.
Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model.
Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately.
Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency is capable of doing. Out technology correspondent Steve Henn — along with partners from two other organizations — allowed his phone and Internet use to be tapped and watched to see what was revealed. In the second part of our series, Henn reports on what he learned during one week of surveillance.
Lawmakers in the House intend to vote soon on funds for the $15 billion school meals program. Passage would undermine nutrition standards set five years ago by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The school nutrition association that supported imposing healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program has reversed itself, and is supporting a waiver for schools to delay them.
Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.
The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.
The bridge closed briefly after part of it crumbled under the weight of thousands of padlocks hooked there to symbolize endless love.
On Monday's show, we mentioned a tie in soccer. Listeners let us know it's not a tie, it's a draw. Also, it's not 2 goals to nothing, it's 2 to nil.
NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," will be published on Tuesday, June 10.
Militants are attacking a security training facility at the Karachi airport. This incident comes less than 2 days after gunmen killed more than a dozen people during an attack on the Karachi airport.
Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law — about his new book, a biography of the second amendment.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have poured into the U.S. from Mexico over the past several months. Over the weekend, hundreds of children were brought to adetention center in Nogales, Arizona, and the facility was overwhelmed. David Greene talks to "Los Angeles Times" reporter Cindy Carcamo who has been covering the situation in Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, under fire for failing to investigate use of force along the border, reassigns its longtime head of internal affairs. The new man in charge is an FBI official who used to work in El Paso, Texas.
New research from the journal "Nature Neuroscience" has shown that rats, like humans, experience regret. Host has details.
Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
We'll hear how some communities are experimenting with free community college. We go to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where students can get two years of higher education for free. Host reports.