In the two weeks since Osama Bin Laden was killed in a town 35 miles from the capital, Islamabad, relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have plummeted. Steve Inskeep talks to Anatol Lieven about his book "Pakistan: A Hard Country," and what he sees for Pakistan in a post-Osama bin Laden world.
Lawyers for the head of the International Monetary Fund say Dominique Strauss-Kahn will fight the charges that he sexually assaulted a housekeeper at a luxury Manhattan hotel. The Frenchman remains in custody after a judge denied his request for bail.
By opening the Morganza floodway, the Army Corps of Engineers is sending Mississippi water through communities that thousands call home. But, even as they're forced to evacuate, few are blaming the Corps. Those who live along Louisiana's bayous aren't happy about having to fight the river, but say it's something they've grown up with and which they take very seriously.
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn remains in custody in New York charged with the attempted rape of a hotel maid. It's almost certain Strauss-Kahn will not remain head of the IMF, and that creates a considerable leadership vacuum at a delicate time for the global economy.
In Rhode Island, city of Central Falls has been in receivership for nearly a year. The state has taken over its schools. And while the receiver has raised taxes, the city is running out of cash and is thinking about bankruptcy as a serious option. From member station WRNI, Catherine Welch reports.
The Republican Presidential field remains a work in progress. Major personalities such as Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump have announced they won't be candidates. New Hampshire, home of the first primary, is already jousting with rival Iowa, which has party caucuses a week earlier. NPR's Don Gonyea reports the primary buzz has already started in those states.