The Department of Defense says climate change is an “immediate risk” to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR’s Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan’s demise.
It’s literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.
Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.
A “mountain-sized” comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close – but not too close — to the action.
You’ve heard of recycling and upcycling, now there’s boocycling — making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.
Pro-democracy protesters have replaced barricades in the congested Mong Kong district of the city hours after authorities dismantled the obstacles.
In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island’s 70,000 inhabitants.
With three justices dissenting, the high court’s ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.
A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.
The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR’s Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he’s been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR’s Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.