The FBI is hiring hundreds of hackers. It has a rule against hiring anyone who's smoked marijuana recently. But to get the best hacking candidates, it's rethinking its pot policy.
The previous clerk quit. In an email announcing her resignation, she said the job was "atrocious" and "incredibly depressing."
California's Lake Tahoe offers a different kind of experience for those able to stomach the frigid waters. Mountain storms bring high winds and waves.
Russia is Europe's main supplier of natural gas. Russia is threatening to cut off Ukraine's supply unless it pays in advance. That worries Western European nations about their own gas supply.
Research suggests border collies help keep beaches clean by chasing away gulls that leaving their droppings in the sand and on water.
Social science research suggests risky behavior such as braving heights or swimming in deep waters increases your sex appeal. Driving without a seat belt? Not so much.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is in China to finalize a $400 billion, 30-year gas supply deal. The deal was not signed as anticipated on Tuesday, apparently over a price dispute.
Six states held primaries on Tuesday. Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is seeking a sixth term, and he easily dispatched a Tea Party challenger in Tuesday's primary. In November, he faces Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is Kentucky's secretary of State. Early polls show the two to be running even.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word on business.
Michigan officials have come under fire for not doing enough to help Detroit through its bankruptcy proceedings. State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package dubbed the "grand bargain." While the governor supports the deal, many of his fellow Republicans appear to be balking --especially after a threat of political retribution from a well-funded activist group.
The House Rules Committee rejected an attempt by a Republican lawmaker to let immigrants brought to this country illegally as children earn permanent residency by serving in the military.
The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.
Faced with tight budget requirements, the Pentagon wants to retire the jet fighters known as tank-killers for their ability to attack enemy forces at close range. Lawmakers want to keep the warthogs.
In 1983, the high court ruled judges can't jail someone because they're too poor to pay their fines and fees. But an NPR investigation found judges still use jail time as punishment for non-payment.
The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.
Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.
Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city can't isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.
The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.