Pakistan Opposition Ahead in Unofficial Results
A long-awaited parliamentary election took place Monday in Pakistan. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party was expected to do well. Early unofficial results confirmed that expectation, with the opposition making a strong showing. President Musharraf vowed the election would be free and fair.
Democratic Candidates Have a War of Words
The Democratic candidates engaged in a war on words this weekend. Michele Norris talks with Dr. Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Rice University and a fellow at the James Baker III Institute For Public Policy at Rice University, about the words that went flying on the campaign trail.
Secretary Rice Demands Resolution in Kenya
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Kenya for a day of talks with political protagonists and leaders. She's delivering a message from President Bush: Stop the violence and return to democracy.
Africa Presents Growing Challenge in U.S. Policy
President Bush visits several African nations this week, including Ghana and Rwanda, highlighting some of his administration's foreign policy successes there. But his trip also coincides with growing instability across sub-Saharan Africa.
Checking In on the Toad of Monteverde
A decade ago, scientists studying Costa Rica's Monteverde cloud forest said they were seeing one of the earliest, concrete results of climate change: the disappearance of a tiny toad. What has changed since then?
Harsh Winter Destroys Crops in the West Bank
The West Bank has had one of the harshest winters in decades. Snow and frost have damaged or destroyed about 90 percent of all Palestinian field crops there. And 40 percent to 50 percent of produce in West Bank greenhouses may be lost, as well.
Letters: Superdelegate Loyalty, Surgeon General
Michele Norris reads from e-mail sent by listeners responding to Friday's program. We hear surprised reaction to co-host Melissa Block's interview with Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver; they spoke about Cleaver's decision to cast his superdelegate vote for Hillary Clinton out of loyalty. We also hear responses to a commentary by Former Assistant Surgeon General Douglas Kamerow.
Military Enlists 'Therapy Dog' to Ease Combat Stress
A 15,000-strong U.S. military base in Tikrit, Iraq, has brought in some novel help to fight PTSD in its solders. Boe is a 3-year-old female lab — a therapy dog, whose job is to let people pet her. Some soldiers are skeptical, saying that it's the military's way of dealing with a serious issue on the cheap.
Lincoln's Summer Cottage Reopens in D.C.
The cottage that was Abraham Lincoln's refuge during the Civil War was reopened Monday. The rambling Victorian house stands on the grounds of the Soldier's Home in Washington, D.C., and has some of the most sweeping views of the city. Lincoln spent summers there, grieving the death of his son, Willie, reading Shakespeare and interacting with wounded soldiers and former slaves.
Excerpts from Clinton, Obama on Campaign Trail
Throughout this campaign season, we've been playing excerpts of candidates along the trail. Today, we'll hear from presidential hopeful Barack Obama at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and from Hillary Clinton at St. Norbert University in De Pere, Wis.