Reduced Foodstamps Payouts Could Hurt The Economy
Food stamp recipients will see a cut in their benefits starting Friday. For the hungry and unemployed, more cuts may be coming. That's a challenge for the affected families, but it could also be a drain on the broader economy.
Week In Politics: A Month Of HealthCare.gov
Robert Siegel turns to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times to discuss the week in politics. At the top of the list of subjects: problems with HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance online marketplace.
The NSA Doesn't Think Your Joke Mug Is Funny
The latest twist in the unfolding National Security Agency surveillance story comes in the form of a coffee mug. The NSA filed a cease-and-desist order over a parody of their logo and now the affected artist is fighting back with a lawsuit.
Matthew McConaughey, Fiercely Committed To This 'Club' Dallas Buyers Club tells the true story of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a Texas man whose '80s AIDS diagnosis drives him to fight for access to the drugs he believes can save him. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto also star. (Recommended)
The Dallas Cowboy Behind The Real 'Buyers Club'
The film Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a man with AIDS in the 1980s who smuggled in experimental treatments to fight his disease. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports that the real Ron Woodroof was just as colorful as the Hollywood version.
How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World's Best Runners
The Kalenjin people dominate the world of long-distance running, and it seems there's no one secret. Their body structure, their training regimen and traditions that teach them to stoically withstand pain all appear to contribute to their incredible success.
Behind Rockwell's Idyllic America, There Were A Lot Of Therapy Bills
In his later years, Norman Rockwell lived in the kind of small town you'd expect to see in his paintings. But he didn't move there for its tranquil pastures; he moved for the psychiatric institute where he and his wife sought treatment. In American Mirror, Deborah Solomon looks at the artist's relationship with his psychoanalyst.
Gunman Opens Fire At Los Angeles International Airport
A lone gunman opened fire Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, police say. Police fired on the alleged shooter, who is now in police custody. The attack left one TSA officer dead and at least seven people needing medical treatment (including the shooter), officials said. The shooting forced the evacuation of a terminal and more than 45 flights into and out of LAX have been cancelled.
Pakistani Taliban Leader Believed Dead In U.S. Drone Strike
The leader of the Pakistani Taliban is reported to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike. Hakimullah Mehsud's group is believed responsible for attacks across Pakistan. He is also implicated in the attack that killed seven CIA employees at a CIA base in Afghanistan in late 2009. Mehsud has been reported to have been killed before, but sources are confident this time.
HealthCare.gov's Rocky First Month Leaves Plenty Of Questions
Friday marked one month since the health care exchange marketplace opened. It's unclear how many people have actually enrolled in insurance, how much more the contractors who bungled the software will get paid and whether consumers will be satisfied with the plans they get.