As the dramatic events in Libya continue, people there are trying to tell the world about what's happening as leader Moammar Gadhafi tries to hold on to power.
On Morning Edition, host Renee Montagne spent about 8 minutes on the phone with a businessman in Tripoli (NPR did not report his name because of concern for his safety). He described scenes of foreign mercenaries patrolling the streets of the Libyan capital, shooting at anyone who dared come outside.
Every month the wonks over at the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation ask Americans a bunch of questions about health care in this country. And most of the time the results are fascinating for wonks and not exactly a ripping read for the rest of us.
Not so this time around. A very simple question posed to more than 1,200 people during the second week of February revealed that 22 percent of people think the federal health overhaul has already been repealed.
The budget impasse continues in Wisconsin, and the Associated Press reports that "state patrol officers are being dispatched to the homes of multiple Democratic Wisconsin state senators in the hopes that will force them to come back in session."
But, the wire service adds, while Republican Gov. Scott Walker may hope that sending the troopers out will put some pressure on the Democrats to return to the state capital, "police can't arrest absent members" of the Senate.
Julian Assange lost the first round in his fight against extradition to Sweden to face a sex-crimes inquiry after a London judge dismantled the WikiLeaks founder's claims that he would not face a fair trial there.
Judge Howard Riddle said the allegations of sexual misconduct by two women against Assange meet the definition of extraditable offenses and said the Swedish warrant had been properly issued and was valid.