Aug 1, 2014 — Kurdish troops are guarding a large dam on the Tigris River to keep it from being taken over by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The extremist group is bent on controlling Iraq's water resources.
Aug 1, 2014 — The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.
Aug 1, 2014 — The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.
Aug 1, 2014 — All summer we're focusing on out-of-work youth and how they're getting by. 21-year-old Sarai Johnson graduated from Howard University in May. She says she's learned to swallow her pride when it comes to doing certain jobs.
Aug 1, 2014 — As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.
Aug 1, 2014 — Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.
Aug 1, 2014 — Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.
Aug 1, 2014 — CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
Aug 1, 2014 — The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.