The nation’s crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it’s rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that today’s polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before.
Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had surrendered earlier this morning. The last man has now given himself up, bringing an end to the 41-day occupation.
In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there’s no way to eliminate them.
The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women’s reproductive rights in Latin America.
Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they’re energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth’s internal heat to warm the structures.
The push by Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern city of Aleppo has also displaced some 51,000 civilians since the beginning of last week, according to the U.N.
The Texas senator has largely been out of the headlines after his third-place showing in New Hampshire. But that was not a bad finish for him, and now the calendar is shaping up better for him.
The investment bank, agreeing that it misrepresented the risk and value of mortgage-backed securities, reached the settlement deal with state and federal authorities.
David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution about the causes and effects of the ongoing slide in global markets.
The NATO maritime force will contribute “critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking and criminal networks,” says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“The first day was great,” one passenger says. “The second day we were watching a musical and everything started sliding.”
North Korea is freezing all assets related to the Kaesong Industrial Complex and cutting two communications hotlines between the neighboring countries.
The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here’s what NPR will be watching.
Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state’s upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.