NPR’s Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.
NPR’s Scott Simon asks the Libertarian vice presidential candidate to lay out the positions of his party on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.
A stronger than expected jobs report from the Labor Department on Friday showed that employers added 255,000 jobs to payrolls in July. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent.
No, really, the mayor’s office actually sent out a press release saying the city is cracking down on block parties that use a dumpster as a pool.
The National Institutes of Health is proposing to permit funding for the controversial experiments, which involve scientists using human stem cells to create embryos that are part human, part animal.
Dozens of people have starved to death in the besieged town of Madaya, where aid workers can’t manage to get food or supplies. Renee Montagne talks with Syrian American Medical Society’s Ammar Ghanem.
Firefighters call the Roaring Lion Fire one of the worst they’ve ever seen. A common refrain among evacuees: The Forest Service should more aggressively thin forests to prevent fires and create jobs.
The Coast Guard recommended a 58 percent salary hike for ship pilots on the Great Lakes. Shipping companies and associations are suing, saying the hike could push freighters to carry cargo elsewhere.
You may not know about Rugby Sevens, but you will. This shorter, faster version of the sport is making its Olympic debut 92 years after rugby — the longer 15s version — was last in the Olympics. And women’s rugby is making its first appearance ever.
The troubled Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have their opening ceremony on Friday. We get a sneak preview of how the country will be showcasing its unique culture and heritage.
A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.
Turkish lawmakers want the U.S. to extradite a cleric they accuse of backing a failed coup. But the process is far from easy and depends on international politics as much as courts.
Defense attorneys in the military commissions of the alleged 9/11 plotters are throwing up roadblock after roadblock to increase the chances of saving their clients from the death penalty. The government could make the case go a lot quicker, they say, if prosecutors took that danger off the table.
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR congressional reporter Susan Davis about Donald Trump’s unwillingness to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain in their primaries next week. Echoing Ryan’s words when Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Trump said of endorsing Ryan, “I’m not there yet.”
Brexit has encouraged pro-exit movements across Europe. In Austria, only 51 percent of the people tell pollsters they want to stay in the European Union, and a new party has formed with a single goal: get out.