The number of part-time workers has roughly doubled in the last few years. For most of those employees, that means short hours, erratic schedules and low pay. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, and fast-food worker Amere Graham, about the high costs of part-time work.
Off the coast of central California over the weekend, two divers were in the water when a pair of humpback whales surfaced just feet away. The huge creatures were feeding on small fish and experts say the two divers are lucky they weren't injured.
Sgt. Sean Murphy released photos of the Boston bombings suspect because he was angry about the image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that Rolling Stone put on its cover. He faces disciplinary action, though, for distributing the photos without permission.
Monday's hard landing of a Southwest jet caused only a handful of injuries and created air traffic delays immediately afterward. But by early Tuesday it was the weather — not the landing gear mishap — that was affecting flights into New York City.
David Greene speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Brian Naylor about The Des Moines Register's Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The three reporters are riding in the event, also known as RAGBRAI, to explore the Iowa they didn't see on the presidential campaign trail.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a rafting race Monday on a whitewater river high in the Adirondack Mountains. It was one part summer camp and one part House of Cards as two of the country's most influential big-city politicians shut off their smart phones and headed into the wild.
Watch C-SPAN long enough and you'll see members of Congress using big visual aids, known by Capitol Hill insiders as floor charts. They've become an essential part of congressional messaging — and there is so much affection for them, they have their own Tumblr.
When Dallas barbecue restaurant Pecan Lodge opened three years, there was no line of customers waiting to taste the brisket. But that all changed when Texas Monthly barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn rated the Pecan Lodge barbecue among the very best in the state.
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