It's the first week of the U.S. Open and tennis fans are jazzed. Renee Montagne talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about defending champs Serena Williams and Andy Murray. He also discusses the prospects of lesser known players.
If Kansas farmers keep pumping water out of the High Plains aquifer as they have in the past, the amount of water they can extract will start to fall in just 10 years or so, scientists predict. That will cause big changes in the agricultural economy. But reducing water use now could help delay and ease that disruption.
Clarence Jones played an integral but mostly unseen role in the 1963 March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr.'s legal adviser, Jones assisted in drafting King's landmark speech, and drew from a recent event in Birmingham, Ala., to craft one of the speech's signature lines.
The threat of furloughs loomed large early in 2013, when mandatory budget cuts seemed certain to force federal workers to skip anywhere from 10 to 22 days of work without pay. A new tally by Federal News Radio shows that many agencies took fewer than half the days they predicted.
Melissa Block speaks with Don Van Natta Jr., a senior writer with ESPN, about new evidence that the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King may have been thrown to cover Rigg's gambling debts to the Mafia.
Robert Siegel talks to Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, who has led the charge against sovereign citizen fraudulent liens and is an advocate for helping victims of the liens. He managed to get state legislation passed against it.
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