Artists seek help with health care Artists, who are often self-employed and have small incomes, have a hard time meeting their medical costs. Does a life in the arts mean a life without adequate health care?6:25 a.m.
Fed approval a major step for St. Croix River bridge A plan to build a new bridge across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin cleared another major hurdle Monday, as the federal government signed off on the project's environmental impact study.7:25 a.m.
Five Marines Expected to Face Charges in Killings
A Marine investigation into the killing of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha is almost done. Charges are expected against five Marines. Prosecutors are still considering whether the shootings amount to negligent homicide or murder.
Sen. Rockefeller Calls for Changes to Intelligence Briefings
In January, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) will be the new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rockefeller would like intelligence briefings to be more comprehensive and involve more members of Congress. Rockefeller speaks with Steve Inskeep about his ideas.
How the Understanding of U.S. History Changes
Historian Kyle Ward speaks with Steve Inskeep about his book, History in the Making. It chronicles the ways that U.S. history textbooks change over time in their portrayal of events like the Mexican-American War. This is the first in a series of conversations about history.
Jury Convicts Elderly California Driver of Manslaughter
Three years ago, 89-year-old George Weller drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers Market, killing 10 people and injuring more than 60. Weller's attorneys argued that it was an accident. But the jury still convicted him on 10 counts of manslaughter.
Witness to Testify Against Polygamist Leader
Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs appears at a preliminary hearing in Utah today. Jeffs is the biggest target yet in a two-state crackdown on the persistent practice of polygamy. The leader of the nation's largest polygamous group faces two counts of being an accomplice to rape.
Oneida Indian Nation Works to Recover its Language
In upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation is investing profits from its thriving casino into preserving their traditional language. The tribe paid the commercial language school Berlitz to develop a course in its traditional language. Now the Tribe pays its Members to take the class.
Increased IRS Enforcement Actions Net Billions
The IRS says it's collecting more money from tax cheats. Last tax year, it collected a record $48.7 billion from enforcement actions. The agency says it has also increased the number of audits it conducts, including audits of wealthy taxpayers.
Tightwad Bank Closing After 22 Years
For those of you who are thrifty with your money, the chance to have that emblazoned across your checks is about to pass. The Tightwad Bank in Tightwad, Mo., is about to close after 22 years of business.
Tapes Provide First Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels
Audio recordings obtained by NPR provide a view into the secret world of military tribunals for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The evidence is slim at the unclassified sessions attended by detainees, and few, if any, witnesses are called.