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.
Archaeologists are making finds in the Minute Man National Historical Park that could lead to a new understanding of one of the first battles of the American Revolution.
Two sisters sit down to describe what it was like to lose both parents to AIDS early on in the epidemic. People were so frightened, they didn’t dare talk about the secret that haunted their family.
Cruise liners aren’t just about buffets and nightclub acts. There is a growing number of passengers who want to explore the local cultures, especially the music.
“Not Without My Daughter” told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, “My Name is Mahtob.”
Selfies aren’t only for posting pictures of yourself. For people who suffer from Cotard’s Delusion, in which a person believes they’re dead, those self-taken pictures can be part of a cure.