Mexico's first lady promised she would would sell a multi-million-dollar home bought under controversial circumstances. Many questions remain regarding the purchase, and she hasn't sold the house.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games came to an end Sunday night with closing ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. About 6,500 athletes from 165 countries took part in what is often called the most moving sporting event in the world. David Greene talks to ESPN producer Kate Jackson, who covered the Games.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was abruptly arrested and sent to prison in Egypt in 2013 on terrorism-related charges. After spending 14 months in prison and five months out on bail, he faces a retrial later this month. From Cairo, he talks to Renee Montagne.
In Charlotte, N.C., testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the case involving a former police officer, who is white, who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. In May, the city settled a lawsuit filed by the victim's family for $2.25 million.
A team of botanists has discovered a new species of carnivorous plant in Southeastern Brazil — after finding it in a photo posted on Facebook. Renee Montagne and David Greene report.
As Jon Stewart's final week hosting The Daily Show gets underway, we examine the show's legacy and the many careers and spinoffs it's launched.
On the Democratic side of the presidential race, presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton is running into some headwinds. Reports are emerging that Vice President Joe Biden is considering getting into the race.
Fox News is using an average of national polls to decide which Republican presidential candidates take part in Thursday's prime-time debate. That's a lot of pressure on pollsters, who are finding more and more people don't want to talk to them.
On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.
Twenty percent of children are picky eaters but most grow out it. Research suggests that picky eating can also be a sign for hypersensitities that can occasionally cause social anxiety and depression.
The killing was a surgical strike that many believe was carried out by members of the military. Many worry that if the army is pulled into political divisions, the country is headed toward civil war.
Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.
Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.
A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.
The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.
Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge — attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.
A study finds text-walkers go 25 percent slower than the flow and high step over curbs. Researchers call it "adopting a protective gait pattern."
People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. We examine happened next.
These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our "Planet Money" team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worrisome.