When the federal government gives out social benefits like food stamps, if you qualify, you get it. But housing vouchers are often distributed through a lottery.
Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh of "The New York Times," who recently left Aleppo, Syria. There are reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed there in the last week.
A coalition of veterans groups calling itself the Spartan Alliance is trying to get vets to take a pledge not to commit suicide. They're using a powerful symbol to invoke the pledge — a sword forged from steel from the World Trade Center.
The U.N. mediator in the Syrian peace efforts is in Russia to discuss how to revive and strengthen the cessation of hostilities. The talks come amid an upsurge of violence in Syria.
Steve Inskeep shares new versions of the Morning Edition theme recorded by listeners.
Sabrina De Sousa may be the first U.S. official held publicly accountable for the CIA's rendition program. De Sousa was convicted of helping kidnap Abu Omar from the streets of Milan in 2003.
Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci about his willingness to support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee, in spite of Trump's knocks on the the hedge fund sector. Scaramucci is the founder of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital. He also hosts a program on the Fox Business Network.
Sabrina De Sousa could become the first U.S. official jailed for the CIA's rendition program. She was convicted of helping seize a radical Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan in 2003.
When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.
Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.
Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright has come forward as the elusive founder of bitcoin, a fact that has been in question for years. Rachel Martin talks to Ludwig Siegele of The Economist.
This is the sixth year for the conference that centers on mundane things. A speech about elevators once got a standing ovation, but the boring buffet was definitely not a crowd pleaser.
Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.
Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Salopek, the National Geographic writer who is on a seven-year journey around the globe, tracing the steps of human migration. We catch up with him in Kazakhstan.
Donald Trump has collected endorsements from controversial sports figures. The latest: Bob Knight, ex-Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Like Trump, men such as Knight cultivated brash personalities.
A legally married same-sex couple who live in Spain, but whose baby was born to a surrogate mother in Thailand, won a court victory. Rachel Martin talks to Gordon "Bud" Lake III about the case.
There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Months of low prices have failed to stop oil producers from slowing their pumps. New drilling has slowed but producers need to keep the oil flowing through existing wells, or risk running out of cash.
Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.