Chuck Colson went from being one of the nation's most despised men, who served time in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, to a hero of conservative Christians. Following a brief illness, he died Saturday at a Northern Virginia hospital with his wife and family at his bedside.
The 787 Dreamliner will make the first-ever, non-stop Boston-Tokyo flight Sunday. Boston hotels and restaurants are prepping for a jump in Japanese tourists. Another economic boost could come from Japanese corporations that may now put their North American headquarters in Massachusetts. From member station WBUR, Curt Nickisch reports on the city's "nonstop excitement."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Friday addressed a meeting of Republican state chairmen in Scottsdale, Ariz. — a state that President Obama's advisers believe could be within reach for Democrats. NPR's Ted Robbins reports.
We have a new look at the fundraising contest being waged by President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Romney may like to say the president is out of ideas, but Obama's re-election campaign is definitely not out of money.
Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about how teams are doing in the first few weeks of Major League Baseball, Fenway Park's 100-year anniversary and women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who stepped aside this week.
The world's top-ranked female pole vaulter lives and trains near Rochester, N.Y. After taking home the silver medal in the Beijing Olympics, 30-year-old Jenn Suhr, with support from her husband and coach Rick Ruhr, is gunning for gold in London. But first, she must qualify at the U.S. trials in June.
An annual four-day bike ride organized by the Wounded Warrior Project is being held across the country this week. One Marine says the ride gives them back the camaraderie they had in the military. "You look back and you got guys missing legs, missing arms — it doesn't matter. We're just all riding together."
The historic home comes with stained-glass windows, servants' quarters and a coach house — all on one of the city's most tony streets. It'd be worth $15 million in Silicon Valley, but in Detroit, well, sometimes housing prices don't make much sense at all.
Tampa and Miami are battling it out for the rights to the Cuban sandwich. NPR's own news directors from WLRN in Miami and WUSF in Tampa are making their cases, and you, the readers and listeners, can help decide.
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