States are turning to new drugs for executions because of a supply shortage that's been years in the making. Now legal battles are springing up, questioning whether the new alternatives violate inmates' rights.
The federal government's beleaguered health care exchange site, HealthCare.gov, shares little in common with the e-commerce sites consumers use every day. On most e-commerce sites, prices are simple to find. Not so on HealthCare.gov. That may be one of the reasons relatively few visitors to the site have actually enrolled. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on Oct. 22, 2013.)
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the average employee's pay. Host Arun Rath talks with Cornell law professor Lynn Stout about how executive pay got to be so high, and what effect the proposed rules may have.
The World Series is tied at one game apiece and moves to St. Louis. The Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox for Game 3 Saturday night. Pitching and opportunistic play have been key for both teams' wins so far.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes a much-anticipated return to the court Tuesday after sitting out a full season with a knee injury. The opening game on Tuesday pits the Bulls against Lebron James' Miami Heat, a bitter rival.
In his graphic novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein, illustrator Gris Grimly says he wants to make the story more accessible. "The first time I tried to read Frankenstein, I didn't get through it," he says.
Alexander Ebert is the singer and songwriter of the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Now, he's also a film composer. He speaks with NPR about his work onAll Is Lost, which stars Robert Redford as a solitary man lost at sea.