Anthropologist Barbara J. King interviews Harvard University's Susan Greenhalgh, author of the new Fat-Talk Nation, who says one surprise is that compliments on weight loss may do more harm than good.
The nearly 300 people rescued last month from Boko Haram are in military custody. There are suspicions that some are working with the extremist group. Renee Montagne talks to the AP's Michelle Faul.
Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Kirsty Logan's debut novel follows a traveling circus floating through a drowned world where "damplings" aspire to live on the rare patches of land, and hints of magic provide a fairytale feel.
The Kentucky senator and presidential candidate opposes the collection of bulk telephone data and other surveillance measures that the government says are needed to combat terrorism.
The state's drought has turned many lawns brown. David Bartlett will turn those lawns green again by painting them. His Sacramento-area company is called Xtreme Green Grass.
Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?
In India, homosexuality is illegal. Some big papers rejected the personal ad which read: Seeking well-placed, animal loving, vegetarian groom. Her son has received several responses.
MiniLuxe was founded eight years with a focus on cleanliness and fair wages. It's expanding nationally, opening up shops in Texas with the goal of becoming the nation's biggest nail chain.
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel about Congress, the Federal Reserve and banking regulations. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and a Contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has taken the Syrian city of Palmyra, known for its well-preserved antiquities. It also has gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
Republican presidential contender Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to voice his opposition to the Patriot Act, which authorizes bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government. Paul says collecting the phone records of American citizens is an assault on their civil liberties.
Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Forero of The Wall Street Journal about his report that officials are being investigated for allegedly turning the country into a hub for cocaine and money laundering.
The U.S.-Cuban thaw announced last December raised expectations of a new diplomatic relationship. But talks, which resume Thursday, are moving slowly on the first step: re-opening embassies.
There were whispers of a pedophile ring at the highest levels of British government. Revelations suggest those rumors had substance and that a culture of deference helped hide child abuse for decades.
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Marine General Gregory Newbold about what the U.S. is doing right, or wrong, in its efforts to militarily contain the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the 15 cities with the biggest population increases were in the South and West — with two exceptions: New York City and Columbus, Ohio.
David Letterman approached his final late-night show on CBS Wednesday night with the same self-deprecation as the previous 6,000-plus, but leavened the snark with heaps of nostalgia and praise.
An estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline along the California coast near Santa Barbara. Crews are working to contain a 9 mile wide sheen in the Pacific Ocean.
The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis. So the agency's leader is calling for major reforms at the WHO. But will the changes be enough?