The International Criminal Court prosecutor announced last month that he's already building a case against Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. Michele Norris talks with former Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer about Gadhafi's options — and how the ICC is working to prosecute him.
The budget is, of course, not a game. It could have serious consequences for the economy, public health and people's jobs. But game theory is one way to understand what's happening. Game theory tries to find order in the chaos of something like a budget negotiation.
NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro reports on how the budget debate is a bit like a game of chess.
Lawmakers still show no sign of a settlement to avert a government shutdown. It would happen at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Talks continued in private between Republican and Democratic leaders. And on a trip to Pennsylvania Wednesday, President Obama warned about the consequences of a shutdown. Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner accused the president of showing no leadership. Michele Norris talks to NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of the budget shut down.
The 2011 Masters Golf Tournament, one of the most prestigious sporting events, swings into action Thursday. And while all eyes may be on household names like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, one person to look out for is a 19-year-old Japanese phenomenon named Ryo Ishikawa. Melissa Block talks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Damon Hack about the young golfer and his pledge to donate his entire 2011 earnings for the Japanese relief efforts.