Pakistan has resumed peace talks with the Taliban for the first time since militants executed 23 soldiers last month. The militant group has become decentralized and often disowns attacks by splinter groups, including last month's executions. But retired Pakistani lieutenant general Talat Masood tells David Greene that the government's response has been no more organized.
David Greene talks to actor Ben Affleck and Russ Feingold, U.S. Special Envoy to Congo, about what can be done to stabilize a nation where conflict has been the norm for almost two decades.
With no end in sight to the Ukraine crisis, Russian lawmakers say they're considering a bill to make it easier for ethnic Russians and other Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports.
Billions of dollars disappeared from Ukrainian coffers during President Yanukovych's presidency. Stolen asset recovery expert Stuart Gilman tells Linda Wertheimer most of the money won't be recovered.
Midwest refineries are processing crude oil from Canada's tar sands. Chicago officials voted to ban any new companies from storing petroleum coke in the city, and said existing companies can't expand.
The upcoming changes that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision in nine years.
He ruled the $9.5 billion verdict against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon was obtained illegally and is unenforceable. For more, David Green talks to Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek.
The government is saving money by offering more online services. But some worry that seniors and other without access to the Internet are being left behind.
Obama took his push for a higher national minimum wage to Connecticut. The message was welcomed by the governors he appeared with, but back in Washington there isn't much political momentum.
The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
Certain sales strategies work great with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them in their first round of advertising for the Affordable Care Act.
A survey from Vouchercloud finds that a lot of Americans don't talk tech — at least not very well. More than 20 percent of respondents thought MP3 was a robot from Star Wars.
AirPNP is an app that connects full bladders with bathroom owners willing to share their facilities with strangers — for a small fee.
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.
Scotland will vote Sept. 18 on whether it wants to break away from the United Kingdom. NPR's Ari Shapiro provides the basics on the likelihood of secession and what it might mean.
In mid-September, Scotland will vote on whether to break off from the rest of the U.K. and become an independent country. Political leaders in London are doing all they can to keep the U.K. intact.
Steve Inskeep has begun a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. NPR reporters are also pursuing stories of people, goods and culture crossing the border.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Patrick Tucker, the technology editor for Defense One, about Zello — a walkie-talkie app. That app is becoming a key tool for protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela.