Ten-year-old Lyle Pemble loves roller coasters so he asked his dad to build one in the backyard. It took six weeks to complete the project.
It's a single sheet of paper, with the original version of the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." A businessman paid almost $200,000 for the manuscript, now on display at Duke.
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham about U.S. assistance to Nigeria to help locate and rescue kidnapped schoolgirls. Ham was the commander of the U.S. African Command from 2011 to 2013.
With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.
There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?
The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.
Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Wood about his recent visit to the Central African Republic. He's a contributing editor at "The New Republic." He traveled to Africa with support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?
Surgeons need rest days, weekends and vacations. But when they come back to work after a break, do they come back refreshed — or rusty?
The annual NFL draft of players starts Thursday with the first round at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans, by virtue of their 2-14 record last season, will have the first pick with St. Louis, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland following.
Farley Mowat wrote Never Cry Wolf. He was an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.
Syrian rebels have pulled out the central city of Homs, which was known as the birthplace of the uprising against the government. Forces backing President Assad have retaken the town.
Executions are carried out by people. When things go wrong, those involved experience stressful, chaotic scenes. And even when they go right, it can take a lasting toll.
After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.
President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they produce more. But those crops have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.