'Lone Wolf' Killers Hard To Catch
A lone wolf is what the FBI calls a killer who comes out of nowhere, with no links to terrorist or extremist groups. Trying to stop a lone wolf attack — such as the recent deadly shooting at the Holocaust museum — requires a mix of good luck and foresight.
Syria And Iraq Revive Business Ties
Syria's border with Iraq has long been a line of tension. The U.S. and the Iraqi government have accused Syria of allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq. But these days, the border is a potential business asset, as Syria looks to Iraq to help improve its economy.
Todd Snider: Songs For The Unprepared
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider promises that his new album, The Excitement Plan, is "your surefire cure for the hard times." He guarantees it right there in the liner notes. In the midst of personal struggle with addiction, rehab and depression, he finds the humorous upside to the downside of life.
Fresh Violence Reported In Iran
There were reports Wednesday of fresh clashes between protesters and riot police in Tehran. Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader criticized the protesters who are challenging the results of the June 12 presidential election.
Iran's Pro-Reform Leader Examined
The man protesters in Iran are supporting, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is a former prime minister and foreign minister. He is an architect by training and a painter. Joe Klein of Time magazine and former Iranian Deputy Prime Minister Mohsen Sazegara offer their insight on Mousavi.
South Pole Rescue Doctor Dies
In 1999, Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald was the only doctor at a remote research station in Antarctica when she diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer. Nielsen Fitzgerald died Wednesday at age 57.
White House Hosts Meeting on Immigration
While immigration has been thrown on the back burner in favor of issues like health care, President Obama will meet with members of Congress to discuss changes he promised on the trail. But his vision for immigration policy may not be politically viable.
Public View Of Health Care Same As In Clinton Era
In a poll looking at public attitudes toward health care, pollster Stan Greenberg found something startling: The results were almost identical to a poll he conducted on the issue when he worked for the Clinton White House. Greenberg, chair and CEO of Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner Research, says the public wants change, but it wants to ensure it is the right kind of change.
Clown Finds Bankruptcy Rules No Laughing Matter
As Americans watch two once-mighty companies — GM and Chrysler — submit to bankruptcy, there are many questions about how the process works. David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money team set out to answer some of those questions, with help from a clown who is owed $200.
One Question To Obama, One Heck Of A Backlash
When President Obama called on Huffington Post blogger Nico Pitney during Tuesday's news conference, he set off criticism from mainstream news organizations. There have been charges that the question was a plant or, at the least, a departure from protocol.