Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.
The al-Qaida-linked militant group says it was responsible for the Feb. 2 bombing of a jet. The bomber was the only casualty of the attack; despite a hole in its fuselage, the plane landed safely.
Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
Embedding musicians in a low-income elementary school has brought gains in math and reading. But is this a boutique approach, or could it be scaled?
“You can have a really good time in the Peace Corps when you’re old,” says Alice Carter, who at age 87 is the oldest volunteer in the Peace Corps.
The California Air Resources Board was recording with an infrared camera as the methane leak on the outskirts of LA was finally controlled Thursday. The leak still needs to be permanently capped.
On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease’s spread.
There’s a revolution underway in Venezuela — not on the streets, where uprisings have failed, but in the halls of Congress. For the first time in nearly two decades, the opposition is in charge.
Last year’s war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia’s intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR’s Linda Wertheimer.
The NBA’s All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL.
The road to the White House now turns South. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer speaks with South Carolina political scientist Scott Huffmon about what candidates from each party must do to win in his state.
Stock markets rallied on Friday, but it was not enough to erase the losses from earlier in the week. Investors are fretting that the recent market turmoil could mean another recession.
One of the last of the trials of Nazi guards has begun in Germany. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer talks to Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center about their future after these prosecutions end.
How instrumental is Nevada’s Latino community in next week’s race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR’s Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.
Weekend Edition remembers Sam Spence, a longtime composer of rousing musical scores for NFL Films’ documentaries and highlight reels.