This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree is the first tree to travel by boat, braving 50-foot waves and journeying more than 4,400 miles from Alaska to Washington, D.C. The tree will be lit on Dec. 2.
As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it’s time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.
Local media outlets are naming Ke’Arre Stewart, an Army veteran and father of two, and Jennifer Markovsky, a mother of two, as victims of the attack, which also killed police officer Garrett Swasey.
Pope Francis is calling for communal and religious harmony during a visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour. The country has been racked by a deadly conflict driven by Christian and Muslim militias.
In the aftermath of the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, residents are moving on with their daily lives while remembering the victims of the attack.
The program allowed the U.S. government to collect data on Americans’ phone calls in bulk. Under the new system, the government needs a court order to query a database kept by phone companies.
Many Muslims feel pressure – sometimes a responsibility — to defend their faith when there’s an attack carried out in the name of Islam. Young American Muslims share how they handle the scrutiny.
It’s the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat.”
Prince’s ’80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.
The Pope preached reconciliation Sunday in Central African Republic, a country that has seen clashes between Christian and Muslim militias.
Protesters gathered on the eve of a global conference on climate change. About 200 activists defied a ban on mass demonstrations and they were met by riot police.
The storm dumped freezing rain from Texas all the way to Iowa. Authorities in Kansas reported several deaths due to car accidents and flooding claimed three lives in Texas.
Robert Dear lived off the grid and the those who knew him described a troubled man who preferred solitude. Police say Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood center, killing three and wounding nine.
Stuck in traffic? In Kabul? Afghanistan’s capital has some of the worst traffic jams in the world. But humorous bumper stickers, plastered all over cars, makes driving a little more bearable.
A trial in Hawaii has been delayed while officials look for an interpreter — for the judge. Defendant Kahookahi Kanuha insists on testifying in Hawaiian, a state language.