Pakistan Bids To Change The Minds Of Swat Radicals
The same Pakistani army that crushed the Taliban extremists two years ago in the Swat Valley is trying to deradicalize 200 young militants from that conflict. Doctors, teachers and psychologists are taking up the challenge.
NFL Players Reps Approve Bargaining Agreement
Representatives of NFL players voted Monday to accept a new collective bargaining agreement with the league. That means training camps will open later this week — and a mad scramble for free agents and trades begins.
Hunting For A Password That Only You Will Know
A random combination of letters and numbers may no longer be enough to protect your identity. But while experts are researching alternatives, passwords with multiple layers of security will have to do.
How To Protect Yourself From Hacking
Michele Norris talks to Christopher Soghoian, a graduate fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University, about how individuals can protect themselves against hacking.
Norway Suspect Claims To Be Part Of Terror Network
At his arraignment, Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty to one of the deadliest modern mass killings in peacetime. The judge ordered the 32-year-old man, who has confessed to killing dozens of people, to be held for eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation.
From Drug Dealing To Diploma, A Teen's Struggle
Of all the problems this country faces in education, one of the most complicated, heart-wrenching and urgent is the dropout crisis. Nearly 1 million teenagers stop going to school every year. Patrick Lundvick, 19, had been hustling and involved with gangs on the streets of South Chicago for much of his life. After dropping out of school at 15, he spent time in jail. Now he's getting a second chance.
Summer Sounds: Swimming Pool
Listener Carol Tanis recalls the lure of a neighbor's unapproachable swimming pool — and the Summer Sounds that taunted her.
To Close Comic-Con, One Spacecraft To Rule Them All
For 10 years, Comic-Con's Starship Smackdown has pitted spacecraft against spacecraft in a tournament to determine which fictional ship — Millennium Falcon? Enterprise? Death Star? — would dominate in head-to-head battle.
Rescue Your Reading With 3 Superhero Sagas
Moviegoers' fascination with superheroes may be dying down, but author Mat Johnson knows that caped crusaders are alive and well in the medium that started it all. These three books will be kryptonite to your comic book woes.
Lawmakers Offer Competing Debt Ceiling Plans
House and Senate leaders unveiled competing proposals for solving the debt ceiling dilemma. GOP House Speaker John Boehner's plan would cut $1.2 trillion now, raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion, and require a second increase before the 2012 election. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan would cut spending by $2.7 trillion — with no entitlement cuts — and raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion, enough for more borrowing through the election. Neither plan raises revenues. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Andrea Seabrook and David Welna, who break it down.