University recalls accomplishments as Maturi steps down The man who has led the University of Minnesota's intercollegiate athletic program for the last decade announced Thursday that he is stepping down this summer. Joel Maturi said it was time for him to leave the high profile position.5:20 p.m.
The Mona Lisa's Twin Painting Discovered
Conservators at Madrid's Museo del Prado recently discovered that a replica of the Mona Lisa might have been painted by one of Leonardo da Vinci's pupils. The find provides fresh insight into da Vinci's enigmatic masterpiece and studio practice.
Wislawa Szymborska, Poet Of Gentle Irony, Dies At 88
The Polish poet, a Nobel Prize winner in 1996, died Wednesday in Krakow, Poland. Szymborska was an ironist who deployed whimsy and a light touch, even when exploring weighty themes. Critic David Orr praises her as a writer of "dry-eyed, athletic precision."
Defiant Syrians Speaking Out About 1982 Killings
The Syrian government's crackdown on an uprising in 1982 was so brutal that Syrians rarely spoke about it. But now, some Syrians plan to mark the 30th anniversary of the events in Hama as they continue with the current uprising.
Arab League's Credibility Tested By Violence
The ongoing violence in Syria is testing the power — and credibility — of the Arab League. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Shibley Telhami, a professor at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, for some context on the Arab League.
FAA Funding Bill Reaches Finish Line
After four years of wrangling and one shutdown, the beleaguered Federal Aviation Administration will soon get a bill of its own. The bill would give it long-term funding for airport construction, expansion and NextGen — or modernization of the air traffic control system from one based on radar to one based on GPS satellites. Congress has resolved long-simmering issues about unionization, not to mention landing slots and rural subsidies.