Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.
The Uppermost Aristocracy of the Hoverfly Society Fredrik Sjöberg had been hunting for hoverflies for 30 years. But his collection wasn't complete without the rare and beautiful <em>Callicera </em>fly.
Russia Awaits Potential Rio Olympics Ban Decision, After Widespread Doping Practices On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not to ban Russia from competing due to state-sponsored doping. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the decision with NPR's Tom Goldman.
MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.
'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.
In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier' Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In <em>Heroes of the Frontier, </em>he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.
They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.
Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.