The U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing Meadows, New York, Monday. For a preview, Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated. Roger Federer is the favorite on the men's side while Serena Williams is the overwhelming favorite for the women.
The Texas congressman packed an arena Sunday in Tampa and used the rally to rage against the Republican political machine. His presidential aspirations may be over, but his supporters are staying with the nation's best-known libertarian.
The nature of war has changed, and so has the president's purview. The country increasingly relies on elite special forces, rather than armies, and drone technology to target its enemies. How those operations are authorized has also shifted — it's more covert and less defined.
Only four of the top 100 ranked tennis players in the U.S. are African-American. But groups like the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation are working to level the court, and create opportunities for kids who wouldn't otherwise have the chance to play.
Mia Love is the mayor of a small Utah community, but her energy and personal story have Republicans believing she's a winner. Love is running for a House seat, and if elected, she'd become the first black female Republican in Congress.
The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.
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