New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials have claimed that the NYPD has prevented 14 terrorist attacks in the city since Sept. 11. ProPublica reporter Justin Elliot recently "fact-checked" this claim and found that most of these attacks weren't even threats. The ones that were, the NYPD had little to do with stopping. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Elliot about the NYPD's counterterrorism record.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was one of the state leaders attending the Governors Association meeting this weekend. Host David Greene talks with the Democrat about the hot topics at this year's gathering in Williamsburg, Va.
A recent poll confirms that the youngest voters are more likely to support President Obama than Republican Mitt Romney. So when Urban Outfitters unveiled a line of Romney T-shirts, the decision immediately generated a buzz.
At the annual National Governors Association meeting, health care is a hot agenda item. State leaders are at odds with one another over the Affordable Care Act, and some who oppose the law won't yet say whether they'll use federal funds to expand Medicaid programs.
Massachusetts physician Jill Stein won her party's nomination for president of the United States in Baltimore on Saturday. Stein calls her platform the Green New Deal, and it promises a series of emergency reforms.
Yuma, Ariz., along the Mexican border, has the country's highest jobless rate, at 28.9 percent — more than three times the national rate. Bismarck, N.D., has the lowest rate, at just 2.5 percent. Both communities are struggling with the realities of those economic extremes.
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