U.S. Unemployment Rate Sticks At 8.2 Percent
Job growth in June was disappointing and employers only added 80,000 jobs to payrolls. That's a bit more than the previous month but less than the forecast. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent.
Week In Politics: Mitt Romney, Health Care Mandate
Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney and the health care mandate.
'Friends Of Syria' Cheer Defection Of Top General
Envoys from more than 100 nations met in Paris on Friday seeking an end to the bloodshed in Syria. According to the French hosts, the participants agreed to seek a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would authorize the use of force against the government of President Bashar Assad.
Evangelicals Fight Over Therapy To 'Cure' Gays
The largest "ex-gay ministry" that has promoted conversion therapy as a way to "cure" people of same-sex attractions now says the approach is wrong. The shift comes after new studies by evangelical researchers showed that conversion therapy does not work. It's created a ruckus about whether people can change their sexual orientation.
Yemen Airstrikes Punish Militants, And Civilians
In an exclusive report, NPR's Kelly McEvers visits the sites of the escalating U.S. airstrikes in Yemen. The air campaign has helped drive al-Qaida-linked fighters out of towns in southern Yemen. But residents say the civilian casualty toll has been high.