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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:52

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:49

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

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Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:35

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.

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Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:19

John Kalymon, who became a U.S. citizen in 1955, was under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II. But he had denied he had ever shot at Jews.

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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:15

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

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On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

Wed, 2014-07-09 13:05

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.

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Argentina Ditch Dutch On The Way To World Cup Final

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:57

Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks in their World Cup semifinal. The two sides were 0-0 at the end of extra time. Argentina plays Germany in the final on Sunday.

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Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk?

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:17

Researchers found that the number of cardiac emergencies around Munich more than doubled on days when Germany was playing in the 2006 World Cup compared with days when the team was idle.

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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:12

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a span that includes much of his two terms in office.

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The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:17

The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's Morning Edition, the visit also brought a moment of grace for many of those involved.

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Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:11

The 39-year-old mayor of San Antonio is Hispanic and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He succeeds Shaun Donovan, who was tapped to be White House budget chief.

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Rivals Claim Victory In Indonesian Presidential Election

Wed, 2014-07-09 09:47

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo based his claim on early results, which have been accurate in the past. But his rival, Suharto-era Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.

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Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:27

News reports say police raided the home and office of an official in the German Defense Ministry. It comes just days after the arrest of a man last week for allegedly passing secrets to the U.S.

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NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:23

A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a concussion settlement involving thousands of former NFL players. Host Michel Martin learns more about what it could mean for players and the game.

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What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:05

What are the biggest sources of stress in Americans' lives? How does stress affect us? What do we do in response? Ask our panel of experts about our recent poll and get stress management tips.

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Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:04

A new parody video depicts people gently bumping into one another in normal settings such as cafes and groceries — but with calamitous results.

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