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The first bill passed by the new Congress in 2015 means the government will continue to be a backstop businesses that offer terrorism insurance. The U.S. got into that business after the Sept. 11 attacks out of fear insurers would stop offering it altogether.
The bill approved Thursday doubles the losses insurers must face to $200 million, before the backstop kicks in.
Deep in the Congolese rainforest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.
One of our listeners, Amelia Rosenman, wrote us about inheriting frugality, then taking that lesson and making it her own.
Tell us your own money story here.
As we know from everyone from Jane Austen to Henry James, an inheritance can do unexpected things to a family.
Kerry Reif is counting down the seconds, minutes, hours, and days to when she can access the inheritance her parents left her.
Reif has been waiting quite awhile. She describes the day she found out what plans her parents had put in place, and how that has affected her life.
Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.
Some people whose lives and work leave an inheritance of for more than just their families. If you go to the movies this weekend, you may witness part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in the movie Selma, which goes into wide release this weekend. But it's only part. David Garrow wrote the King biography "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference", which won a Pulitzer prize.
Lizzie O'Leary speaks to Garrow about the version of Dr. King that moviegoers will see in Selma, and what part of his legacy is public.
We're exploring gaps, in our economy and in our lives. We want to know, have you had a gap month, a year, or more?
Maybe you needed money before school, or you were unemployed for a while.
Tell us about that financial gap in time and how it affected your life.
NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.
Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.
Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, speaks to Renee Montagne about the impact of the events unfolding in Paris and its nearby suburbs on the French people.