What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?
Not great, as you may imagine. Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.
He spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the results of his undertaking, which are chronicled in his book, "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death."
Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.
A report overseen by the government finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the study concludes, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.
Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?
Also: Edwidge Danticat on the real price of sugar; the winners of the O. Henry Prize.
After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.
Ukraine says its military has killed 30 pro-Russian separatists as government forces try to retake eastern cities near the border with Russia. At least four Ukrainian soldiers have died.