Aug 22, 2014 — When he was young, Michael Arceneaux was a model Catholic who never missed a mass, but when he was asked to join the priesthood, it didn't make him come to Jesus — it made him come out of the closet.
Aug 22, 2014 — Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.
Aug 22, 2014 — NPR's Tom Bowman examines whether U.S. airstrikes can put an end to the militant group Islamic State, or if they'll need to rely on local forces, as well.
Aug 22, 2014 — Hashim Khan was a legendary squash player who started out as just a ball boy, practicing the game barefoot when others left the courts in Pakistan. He went onto become an internationally renowned player and began a Khan dynasty in the sport. Khan died on Monday, believed to be 104 years old. James Zug writes for Squash magazine, and he speaks of Khan.
Aug 22, 2014 — The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.
Aug 22, 2014 — There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.
Aug 22, 2014 — One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.
Aug 22, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug 22, 2014 — Argentina calls them vulture funds, but they have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens suffer as a result?
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.