Shelter becomes issue for OccupyMN protesters It's been two weeks since a group of demonstrators first took over a public plaza in downtown Minneapolis, and participants say they will continue to camp there. But this week, shelter for the protesters is taking center stage.5:19 p.m.
How Do Iraqis Feel About The Troop Withdrawal?
How do Iraqis feel about the U.S. decision to withdraw all its remaining troops by the end of this year? The issue of a residual American force to train the Iraqi military was hotly debated in Baghdad.
Clinton Pushes Pakistan On Terrorism
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad on Friday for talks on counterterrorism. During the brief press conference, Clinton said that Pakistan should not allow extremists to operate on their soil, while Khar denied the charge repeatedly.
Scientists Find Youngest Planet Ever Observed
Astronomers have come across the youngest planet ever observed, at just 2 million years old. It's called LkCa 15 b, and it's still in the early stages of forming. Melissa Block talks to Adam Kraus of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy about the discovery.
Israel's Oz On 'Village Life' And Unhappy Endings
Israeli writer Amos Oz rarely settles for a happy ending. His latest book, Scenes from Village Life, doesn't have one and, according to Oz, neither does the recent release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Read 'Graveyard' With NPR's Backseat Book Club
Introducing a new NPR book club ... for kids! Our first book will be The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Young readers are invited to read the book and share their thoughts and questions with us. Just before Halloween, Gaiman will be on the program to answer questions from young listeners.
Cain's Tweaked Tax Plan Raises Taxes For The Poor
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has made his reputation with his 9-9-9 tax plan, introduced the variant 9-0-9 plan for the poor, who would be exempt from the income portion of the plan. Experts said the poor, who pay little if any federal tax now, would still see a tax hike.
Chicago's 'Congestion Fee' Gets Chilly Reception
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently proposed a $2 fee on weekday parking in downtown public lots and garages to help pay for other transportation improvements like new bus routes and bike lanes. Other cities have had some success with similar plans, but some Chicagoans are skeptical.
French Appear Unfazed By Financial Troubles
The French never let a crisis spoil a weekend — as you can tell. As the working week draws to a close in a cafe off the Champs-Elysee in Paris, there's a mood of keen anticipation. The wine's flowing with extra velocity. The French are preparing for two days of sports, food and family fun. They seem unperturbed by, or perhaps unaware of, the fact that their fate depends on what happens this weekend and the days that follow. If things go wrong, life won't be much fun any more.