Syrian Rebels Carve Buffer Zone Near Turkish Border
Syria's rebels have rarely been able to take and hold territory in their 16-month uprising against President Bashar Assad. But the rebels say they can now operate with relative freedom in one small pocket of northwest Syria, just inside the border from Turkey.
Muslim Brotherhood, Military At Odds In Egypt
Robert Siegel talks to Michele Dunne about the power struggle in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military. Dunne is the director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
Struggling Michigan City Privatizes Public Schools
The emergency manager in Muskegon Heights, Mich., announced on Monday that he's turning over the entire school district to a for-profit charter operator. Like many struggling districts in the state, Muskegon Heights is low-performing and deeply in debt. Unlike the others, though, the elected school board voted for the emergency manager. Now, will they and the public support privatizing the public schools?
Justice Delayed: After Three Decades, An Apology
The Justice Department on Tuesday apologized to Kirk Odom for the "terrible injustice" of more than two decades spent in prison for rape and robbery. "There is clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Odom is innocent," the government now says, based on DNA tests and hair analysis.
Parts Of W.Va. Still In The Dark 12 Days After Storm
It's 12 days and counting for thousands of people in West Virginia who are still waiting for their electricity to be restored after a storm blitzed across the eastern U.S. The summer power outages have been particularly difficult for those that have electric water pumps.
Moving Buildings To Save D.C.'s Historic Foundation
A few months ago, six old brick buildings in the nation's capital were picked up and moved. Literally. Five of them will return as parts of a sleek new office building, re-creating the old streetscape while also transforming it. The massive project raises a question: What's important to keep in a city, and what should just be replaced?
A Twitter Conversation: #NPRCities Roundtable
Several urban thinkers joined us on Twitter, including Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution, Carol Coletta of ArtPlace America, writer and blogger Aaron Renn, The Atlantic Cities editor Sommer Mathis and Diana Lind of Next American City.
Republican 'Crossroads' Group Eyes Health Care Law
Crossroads GPS, the social welfare group spending tens of millions of dollars attacking President Obama, held a forum on healthcare. It may be an attempt to show its interest in issues rather than just politics.
Ailing BlackBerry Maker Faces Shareholder Scrutiny
Executives from the BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) were grilled Tuesday by investors over the company's recent dismal performance. RIM has announced massive layoffs and its shares are trading at a nine year low. With the launch of the BlackBerry 10 delayed until next year, RIM's survival is considered to be at stake.
When Does An App Need FDA's Blessing?
There's been an explosion in apps designed to help people stay healthy and manage chronic diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to regulate some of these apps to make sure they're not putting patients at risk. But that's triggered a debate over whether government regulation may end up doing more harm than good.