Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans.
That trend has started to change in the past few presidential election cycles, especially in 2008, when a census report found that 49 percent of those ages 18 to 24 who were eligible to vote participated in the presidential election.
In a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (third from right) and other senior leaders attend a memorial service in Pyongyang, March 25, marking the 100th day since the death of Kim's father, Kim Jong Il. North Korea has been sending the world mixed messages since the death of the elder Kim.
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President Obama delivers remarks at Hankuk University in Seoul, South Korea, last week. During his visit, Obama warned Pyongyang against more provocative actions, at the same time reiterating the U.S. has no hostile intent toward North Korea.
A nonprofit foundation set up to support scientific research of interest to the Food and Drug Administration is finally starting to take off after years of struggling financially — and it's about to get some long-promised funding from the FDA.
But some critics worry that this foundation, which will also raise money from private sources including industry, could provide a way for the food and medical industries to sway FDA decisions.
As we've reported, fish fraud – labeling a less-desirable species as a more desirable one – is more widespread than you'd think. Olive oil, too, isn't always what it seems. And honey from Asia is fraught with suspicion.
Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock-star moment, with his hard-hitting blues-rock duo The Black Keys selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him on their records. So what does he do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr.
It's April 3rd and Kentucky has the men's crown, but the March Madness isn't over just yet. Notre Dame and Baylor are playing for the NCAA Women's Division 1 basketball championship this evening in Denver. Notre Dame just missed the title last year, so this year the Fighting Irish adopted the slogan: Unfinished Business. And they did make it all the way back to the final game.
But NPR's Tom Goldman says Notre Dame might have picked a bad year to finish that business of winning the whole thing.
While rents rise, home prices keep drifting lower. On the bright-side for homeowners and homebuyers, mortgage rates are at record lows. Refinancing can save many owners hundreds of dollars a month, if they can qualify to get those low rates. And many Americans are qualifying and refinancing. But millions, it seems, who arguably should qualify have not been able to.
NPR's Chris Arnold covers the housing market and joins us now. Hi, Chris.
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More today in the British tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandals. News Corp executive James Murdoch has resigned as chairman of the broadcasting giant BSkyB. He acknowledged to becoming a lightening rod for criticism.
As NPR's David Folkenflik reports, James Murdoch was once heralded as a leader at BSkyB but recent headlines have taken a toll.