After Angelina Jolie disclosed her genetic predisposition for breast cancer, demand for genetic tests went up. Counselors help interpret those tests, and demand for their services has increased, too.
Environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera just won an award for grass-roots activism for his fight to protect a pristine section of Puerto Rico’s coastline.
In a landmark vote Sunday, the country’s lower house of Congress supported impeaching the Brazilian president, who is accused of tampering with state funds.
An Ethiopian official said “bandits” who crossed over the border from South Sudan were responsible, and said Ethiopian troops are pursuing the attackers.
Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos to focus on the troubles of migrants. Reporter Joanna Kakissis talks with NPR’s Michel Martin about the trip and its possible effects.
The lower house of Parliament plans to vote Sunday on whether to send impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rouseff to the Senate for a possible trial. Reporter Caroline Osborne has more.
Ecuador is assessing the damage and death toll after a powerful earthquake. Thomas Hollywood, director of Catholic Relief Services in South America, gives us the latest from the capital, Quito.
In a new memoir, Dr. Mary Guinan reflects on 40 years as a disease detective for the CDC.
155 countries and territories are switching to a different polio vaccine, in what health officials say is the next step to completely eradicating the disease worldwide.
The group transferred to Saudi Arabia represented just over 10 percent of the population that remained at Guantanamo. It’s another step toward Obama’s goal of shuttering the facility by next year.
Jews are leaving France in a climate of increased tensions. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Robert Ejness from CRIF which monitors Jewish security in France.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with John Matthews in Tokyo about the earthquake in Kumamoto, and the race to find survivors.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks about the state of the Democratic presidential race with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.
The Tribeca Film festival starts this week and it’s going to showcase a lot more than films.
In this week’s installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition’s series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country’s biggest banks are still “too big to fail.”