Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the last decade as cities become more bike-friendly.
If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.
After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on-camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the ground-breaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.
Among the weirder complaints to the travel website Skyscanner: The waiter was too handsome and the ice cream too cold.
Indiana officials are appealing a court ruling that allows a police corporal to have the vanity plate: OINK. The state says it's offensive speech. The state won't issue vanity plates while it appeals.
More and more schools and districts across the country are re-thinking their zero-tolerance policies. When a child is suspended or expelled, it rarely improves his behavior or his academics. One school in Houston has adopted an old technique to handle student disputes: the healing circle.
Another round of talks over Iran's nuclear program kicked off this week in Vienna. NBC's Ann Curry got special access to earlier negotiations. Steve Inskeep talks to Curry, and producer Hooman Magd, about their new documentary called, "Hashtag Twitter Diplomacy, The Making of a Nuclear Deal."
Agricultural products are the biggest export from the Gaza Strip, but nothing grown there is allowed in the West Bank or Israeli markets. Is the real reason security or competition?
Newark, New Jersey, residents went to the polls on Tuesday, closing a raucous mayoral campaign to replace Corey Booker, who is now a U.S. senator. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Mark Bonamo, of the website Politicker NJ, about what the vote means for Newark and national politics.
The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.
Tensions between Vietnam and China increased after China installed an oil rig in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Renee Montagne talks to Chris Brummitt, the Southeast Asia news editor for AP.
In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.
The state Assembly passed a bill to offer tax incentives to film and TV production companies. Big city mayors signed a letter in support, but it's not clear Gov. Jerry Brown will sign on.
During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.
Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.
A former U.S. Marine sergeant is in a Mexican prison just across the border from California. The reservist says he missed his freeway exit in San Diego and drove across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Harvard law professor David Barron is under fire for signing memos that allowed the U.S. to kill a U.S. citizen overseas in a drone strike. Those blocking his nomination want the documents released.
World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.