The uprising in Libya has become something very different than what took place in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia. Moammar Gadhafi's regime is using all its weapons — guns, tanks and propaganda — so far preventing a nationwide movement for change. NPR's David Greene has spent the past month covering the conflict. As he prepares to leave Libya, he has a few reflections.
Libyan rebel fighters pushed farther westward Sunday as troops loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi retreated in the face of Western airstrikes, but U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the international operation could last for months. Meanwhile, NATO said the alliance had decided to take over the entire military operation.
After capturing the city of Ajdabiya on Saturday, rebel forces rapidly advanced and took control of Brega and Ras Lanuf — two key oil terminal towns — putting the majority of the country's oil supplies in rebel hands.
On-Air Challenge: Every answer is the name of a famous person. The first and second letters of the person's last name are the third and second letters of the first name. For example, given the first name "Harold," the answer would be "Ramis" (the actor, screenwriter and director).
Opening-day fever will grip the nation's baseball fans this week — and one band's got the perfect soundtrack in store.
The Baseball Project is made up of four baseball-loving musicians, who get together exclusively during the Major League season to play loving odes to the game and its history. The group has just released its second album of songs all about the national pastime, Volume 2: High and Inside.