The easy answer is that computer glitches stalled the launch of the Affordable Care Act health exchanges. But it's not as simple as that. The Obama administration lost valuable time waiting for a Supreme Court decision, a presidential election and state health exchange plans.
The Food and Drug Administration does not currently regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. That may change soon, but in the meantime, the lack of regulation means manufacturers have tremendous leeway over how they advertise their products.
Leyland has been one of the most-respected and most-successful managers in baseball. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series title. At Detroit the last eight seasons, he twice led the Tigers to the Series.
The numbers are disturbingly high: 1 in 3 women in America will experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Michelle Kaminsky, a bureau chief in the Domestic Violence Bureau in Brooklyn and Oliver Williams, Co-Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, about the state of domestic violence in the U.S.
Twenty years ago today, Burundi's first democratically elected Hutu president was assassinated by Tutsi extremists. It sparked a genocide. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye about how forgiveness — and running — helped him heal.
The federal government is restarting its engines after the shutdown. But the domestic economy took a hit, and some of America's trade partners say gridlock makes them lose faith in the U.S. What will it take to get America back on track? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax and Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad.
In a sleepy town in the Ozarks, population 300, one woman is trying to turn the local public library into a hub for learning. She's one of thousands of librarians around the country working to bring a sense of community to isolated areas.
Earlier this year premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, became a recognized mental disorder. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea. Some researchers worry that medicalizing this unrelenting form of PMS could be used against women, even though only a small percentage of women meet the criteria.
At its core, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says, the project is about letting people know their lives matter and won't be forgotten. The result often means that listeners have a good cry on their way to work. As the oral history project marks its 10th anniversary, NPR will be revisiting some of your favorite stories.
The Obama administration projected that within the first month of open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, half a million individuals or families would sign up. Nearly three weeks in, the actual number of enrollments looks to be much smaller. Technical issues have been a big factor.