As fighting rages around the Libyan oil port of Brega, it's becoming increasingly clear that a military stalemate has developed between the eastern and western parts of the country. Some observers are beginning to predict that Libya could eventually be partitioned.
But in the western city of Zawiya, those aren't the only ruptures the country is facing as Moammar Gadhafi clings to power.
Tuesday's state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin will shape a court that could rule on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining plan. With only one justice being able to swing the court, all eyes are on these results.
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.