David Greene talks with Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about her report on kidnappers in Mexico who are grabbing thousands of Central American migrants every year, as they travel to the U.S.
After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.
The charity Save the Children has been hearing from migrants who have survived the dangerous journey to Europe from across the Mediterranean. Text messages come in every day about boats in distress.
Thousands cross the Mediterranean hoping to escape civil instability or economic hardship. Renee Montagne talks to Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration about Europe's response.
From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.
Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.
If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.
President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.
Katie Early, 8, of Knoxville, Tenn., wanted to walk to school by herself. To make sure she was safe, and looking both ways before crossing the street, her dad Chris used a drone to follow her.
Police in Colorado Springs gave Lucas Hinch a ticket for discharging a firearm. But he told the Los Angeles Times he had no regrets. The crime was premeditated, he says, and also "glorious."
A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.
Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.
A lost early screenplay of the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club has been discovered in a filing cabinet in Chicago.
Migrants who have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.
The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers, a cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently. Our "Planet Money" podcast team reports on the Swiss Cheese Union. The union at the root of a fondue conspiracy.
Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak of Listeria in the company's ice cream has been going on for five years. Blue Bell products are sold in 23 states.
Police pulled the screaming 14-year-old from a Mexican courthouse and sent her to a woman in Houston who thought she could be her mother. But DNA tests proved they were not related.