Syria's violence has not let up. Over the weekend, Syrian troops continued their campaign against those who opposed the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Let's talk about this with NPR's Kelly McEvers, who's on the line from Beirut. And Kelly, what's the latest?
Republicans hope to wrest control of the U.S. Senate in November from the majority Democrats, who have twice as many seats to defend this year. One state where the GOP has high hopes is Nebraska, where two-term incumbent Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring. Voters from both parties will select their nominees Tuesday, and the Republican winner is likely to face a familiar face: former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.
You may have heard of Dear Photograph, a website that invites readers to submit photos of photos â€” images from the past, set in the present. Over the past year, the website received thousands of submissions. In fact, enough for a book, also called Dear Photograph, which was released earlier this month.
In Syria, anyone who speaks out against the regime of President Bashar Assad risks harassment, detention and sometimes worse. One famous cartoonist who'd lampooned Assad was pulled out of his car last summer by pro-regime thugs and had his hands broken.
Public figures like singers and actors are under much pressure to keep silent. Even a small and critically acclaimed group of Syrian painters is not immune â€” but that might be attracting buyers outside Syria to their work.
There have been hints that the obesity epidemic's rise has slowed a bit among certain populations, but for the most part, it continues to dominate American health. One third of children and teenagers are now overweight or obese. And researchers forecast as many as half of our nation's population could be obese â€” not overweight but obese â€” by 2030.
Six months before the presidential election, the Florida ground game is already under way.
In political terms, the ground game is the process of mobilizing voters and getting them to the polls. And the first step is registering people to vote.
But in Florida this year, there are tough new restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. The restrictions already appear to be having an impact on the number of people who are registering to vote.
You may think of surfers as slackers. But in Santa Cruz, Calif., they're city council members and business owners. And they're also conservationists â€” who just got their piece of the central California coast named a World Surfing Reserve.
Long before surf music topped the charts and long before surfers had crazy nicknames, surfers have been riding the waves in Santa Cruz.
A national group that hopes to give voters more choices in this year's presidential election is bringing its campaign to Kentucky.Â Americans Elect wants to field a presidential ticket in all 50 states. The group will nominate a candidate through a primary online at AmericansElect.org.Â The group will soon petition to get a candidate on the ballot in Kentucky.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary.Â The program which airs "live" on Kentucky Educational TV Monday night at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on 88.9 WEKU.