A safer Mogadishu beckons Somali-Americans Once regarded as one of the world's most dangerous cities, the Somali capital of Mogadishu is seeing a bit of a revival. Increased security has helped lure some young Somali-Americans to the city of their birth for the first time since civil war erupted 21 years ago. But the peace is fragile.3:49 p.m.
Bridge survivor on 5th anniversary: 'The day I got to live' Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in downtown Minneapolis. On August 1, 2007, 13 people died and 145 others were injured when one of Minnesota's busiest bridges suddenly fell into the Mississippi River. MPR's Tom Crann checks in with one of the survivors of the collapse, Lindsey Petterson Walz. Even five years later, she says the events of that day still affect her in many ways.4:49 p.m.
A safer Mogadishu beckons Somali-Americans Once regarded as one of the world's most dangerous cities, the Somali capital of Mogadishu is seeing a bit of a revival. Increased security has helped lure some young Somali-Americans to the city of their birth for the first time since civil war erupted 21 years ago. But the peace is fragile.5:51 p.m.
Political Stumbles Mark Romney's Trip Abroad
Mitt Romney headed home on Tuesday after an overseas trip to three countries. The presumptive Republican nominee visited Poland, where he delivered a speech in Warsaw. He also visited the United Kingdom and Israel.
Romney Campaign Stokes VP Tension With New App
The biggest mystery currently looming over the political world is who Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate. The campaign has actively built suspense over the announcement — offering supporters a chance to meet the eventual pick and tweeting out the names of some contenders believed to be on a shortlist. On Tuesday, the campaign released a smartphone app called "Mitt's VP" and promised that those who download it will be the first to know who Romney chooses. Audie Cornish has more.
Teens Petition For A Woman To Moderate Fall Debate
Audie Cornish speaks with a high school student who gathered almost 120,000 signatures on a petition she created with two civics classmates. Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J., and her friends are asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a woman to moderate at least one of this fall's presidential debates. The young women point out in their petition that it's been 20 years since a female moderator has run a presidential debate. They tried to deliver that petition to the Commission in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
We've Got Olympic Spirit, Yes We Do; How 'Bout You?
The London Games have conspicuously defied traditional notions by having cheerleaders, in a few different styles, at a few different venues. In basketball, dance teams perform between matches. In beach volleyball, highly choreographed teams delight attendees.
Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters TheSpokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., found itself in court when it tried to protect the anonymity of a reader who posted a snarky, and possibly defamatory, comment. The paper says it had an obligation to protect her identity, but there's growing pressure on news sites to reconsider the practice of allowing anonymous comments.
Grotesque Horror Through A Kid-Sized Window
Stephen King's It showed Erin Morgenstern that the demons and ghouls of childhood stories don't hit the road just because you grow up. Have you read something that both scared and enticed you? Tell us about it in the comments.
Does New York City Need More Taxis?
The City of New York wants to add 2,000 more taxi cabs onto Manhattan's streets. That would make it easier to hail a cab, but it might make it harder to get where you're going.
Sound Of Your City: Trains
The NPR Cities Project has been asking listeners to tell us about the heart of their city. In this edition, we hear sounds of transit from across the country. You can see the submissions and contribute your own photos here.
U.S. Wages Sisyphean War Against Afghan Corruption
The U.S. has cited corruption as a major issue in Afghanistan for years. Yet as the U.S. military effort has begun to wind down, the Americans have made little progress in combating an endemic problem.
'The Lies Are Over': A Journalist Unravels
Science writer Jonah Lehrer has resigned his post at The New Yorker after another reporter revealed he'd made up some of the Bob Dylan quotes in his latest book. NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at how the fake quotes were discovered and why Lehrer became a star at such a young age.