The Department of State has issued a travel alert over the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about the threat of more attacks.
New legislation would reform the FISA court, the secret court that rules on whether the government can pursue certain surveillance activities — including the NSA spying programs that have caused recent controversy. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, who co-sponsored the bill.
At peak deployment, 20,000 Marines were stationed in Helmand Province. Now there are only 8,000, and that number will drop further as Regimental Combat Team 7 heads home. Its commander says too many Afghans are dying in fighting there, but the local troops are still better than the Taliban.
Hasan allegedly murdered 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009. Intelligence officials say Hassan was inspired by Anwar al Awlaki the leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate network in Yemen. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Daniel Zwerdling, who covered the story.
The strange and wondrous song was one of Johnny Cash's biggest hits. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Noah Berlatsky, who wrote an article for the Atlantic and says that it was Cash's love song to himself.
Every answer consists of the names of two famous people. The last name of the first person is an anagram of the first name of the last person. Given the non-anagram parts of the names, you identify the people.
The new Doctor on the British sci fi show "Dr. Who" will be announced in a live BBC broadcast at 2 p.m. ET. Host Rachel Martin tells us about the cult BBC TV show about a doctor who travels though time and space.
One hundred children were rescued in the recent three-day sting. Host Rachel Martin talks with Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigations division, about child sex trafficking the U.S.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Sheila White, who was trafficked into sex work as a teenager. White shares her experience of sexual exploitation, the challenges she faced, and her current work as an advocate for victims.
The former president will be charged with the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed at a rally in 2007. Host Rachel Martin talks to Hameed Gul, former director general of the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence service, about the political deterioration in Pakistan.
Rob Sheffield had his life pulled out from him 16 years ago when his wife died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism. He overcame his grief through singing karaoke, and tells about it in his new book, "Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke."
"Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handey was an icon of Saturday Night Live in the 1990's. Now Jack Handey has written a novel, "The Stench of Honolulu." He talks to host Rachel Martin about the book, his time on SNL, and his philosophy on comedy.