Marriage debate: Both sides begin final push This past weekend, the groups leading the campaigns for and against the marriage amendment began their sprints to the finish. They're using very different methods to get there.7:20 a.m.
Recovery in metro housing market inches along The Twin Cities housing market has continued its slow recovery this fall helped out by record-low mortgage rates. Some realtors say they haven't seen the drop-off in buyer interest that usually comes when the weather gets colder.8:25 a.m.
Ocean City, Md., Jersey Shore In Sandy's Path
Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Joel Rose in Asbury Park, N.J., and NPR's Larry Abramson in Ocean City, Md. The coastal towns are directly in the expected path of Hurricane Sandy.
Surveillance Act Criticized, But Can It Be Fought?
The Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Monday. Opponents of the law call it unnecessarily intrusive, but that's not actually what's at stake. Rather, the court will examine whether a challenge can be made in the first place.
Obama Campaign Looks To Black Churches In Fla.
In the closely contested battleground state of Florida, the Obama campaign is trying to drive up the number of votes from its base. A key mechanism is the network of black churches throughout the state.
Romney Campaign Turns To Evangelicals In Va.
In the closely contested battleground states, each campaign is trying to drive up support from its base. A case in point is Virginia, where the Romney campaign hopes conservative evangelicals will turn out in larger numbers.
Months After Scandal, Komen Sees Fundraising Drop
In the months since the controversy over the Susan G. Komen Foundation's shifting position on funding for Planned Parenthood, the organization has seen a decline in fundraising and attendance at its main event, annual races held around the country to raise money for breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost
Proton therapy can be targeted much more precisely than regular radiation. The hope is that it translates into far fewer side effects, such as impotence and incontinence. But it also costs twice as much as regular radiation. And there's no proof it's more effective — it could potentially be worse, say some radiation experts.
Hurricane Sandy Shuts Down Wall Street
Hurricane Sandy's full impact on the U.S. economy won't be known for quite some time, though some estimates for possible damage are in the billions. A more immediate economic effect is on the markets, as Wall Street shuts down for at least Monday.
EU Sees Wide Gender Gap On Corporate Boards
A new study released by the World Economic Forum ranks northern European nations at the top when it comes to the size of their gender gap. But one area where the gap is huge is in the percentage of women on company boards; it's less than 15 percent EU-wide. Controversy over what should be done about that — and by whom — is more divisive than ever.
Man Hires Someone To Slap Him For Procrastinating
Maneesh Sethi works in the digital world, and often it's just him, alone in front of a computer — a working day primed for procrastination. For the past year, he has been using a novel solution: He hires someone to slap him in the face each time he checks Facebook or deviates from actually working.
New York City Goes Quiet As Storm Nears
Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Zoe Chace, Robert Smith and Jon Hamilton about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. Schools, the subway, even the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have been shuttered in advance of the storm. Nearly 400,000 New Yorkers in low-lying coastal areas have been told to evacuate.