In Violent Iraq, U.S. Hopes to Keep Kirkuk Calm
In Iraq today, three bomb blasts left more than 75 dead and 145 wounded. The attacks occurred as U.S. and Iraqi forces step up a massive security operation aimed at stabilizing the capital. Thousands have died in Baghdad in the sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shia.
U.S. Says It Has Proof of Iranian Weapons in Iraq
The U.S. military says it has proof that Iran is providing militias in Iraq with roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs. The powerful roadside bombs can pierce US M1 Abrams tanks, the most heavily armored land vehicle used by the U.S. military. Iran denies any cooperation with insurgents in Iraq.
The Difficulty of Counting the Homeless
How many people are homeless in this country? The number has been debated for years, and the answers often have more to do with politics than reality. This month, volunteers in many cities are trying to make an actual count of people living on the streets. But the method isn't foolproof.
Obama, Clinton Each Have Ties to Chicago VIPs
At first glance, you'd think Sen. Barack Obama would have no problem lining up Chicago's most influential Democrats to support and fund his presidential bid. But Hillary Rodham Clinton was born and raised there, which gives her an in with Chicago power brokers and fundraisers.
Prospects for D.C. Voting Rights Take a Hit
Advocates for Washington, D.C., voting rights thought they had it made when Democrats took over Congress. A deal giving Utah one more red-state congressman seemed likely to allow the blue district a voting representative. But that has changed. Lisa Nurnberger of member station WAMU reports.
Germany to Release Red Army Faction Leader
A German court approves the prison release of a former leader of the Red Army Faction. Brigitte Mohnhaupt is one of the last few members of the group, also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang, still in jail. The gang kidnapped and murdered a number of German politicians and business leaders.
ESP Research Lab Closes After 28 Years
The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research lab — or PEAR — is closing later this month, after 28 years of investigating how human thoughts can influence physical reality. Its findings were largely rejected by the scientific community. Robert Siegel talks with laboratory manager Brenda Dunne.
Reading Mind-to-Mind to Keep Track
Audio artist Ken Nordine muses on the world of mind reading. While talking about mind-to-mind communication, Nordine uses the two voices inside his one brain to deal with the subject in his "word jazz" style.
Deep Pockets Are Key to White House Run
The price tag for a 2008 presidential campaign is estimated to be at least $100 million. NPR's Peter Overby looks at what it will take to raise that kind of money.