In its Hobby Lobby decision, did the U.S. Supreme Court protect religious freedoms without denying access to contraceptives? Or did it set a stage for an array of challenges to the kind of medical insurance required of companies by the government? Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep discusses the court's Hobby Lobby ruling with Thomas Berg, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law
The Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Thursday morning. It's coming out a day earlier than normal because of the Fourth of July holiday. The job market has been racking up healthy gains this year, and the latest report is widely expected to show continued growth.
David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.
This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.
For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.
The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.