According to a new study, the nation’s first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there’s uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they’re paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Karen Brewer, a chemistry professor at Hamilton College, about the school’s new diversity course requirement.
Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he’s changed.
Spokesman John Kirby still insists that the $400 million was “leverage,” not ransom for the Iranian Americans released in January — though the payment was withheld until the prisoners were freed.
Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger have now been released, U.S. officials say — but the pair are going to keep talking with police in Rio.
They’ll be on the road by 2021, the company says, and will build on automation already available for help with parking and avoiding traffic. The vehicles could be used for ride sharing, Uber-style.
Victims of the July 11 attack are coming forward with details. They say the international community is not doing enough to hold South Sudan to account.
On Sunday morning Emily Underhill and her family had to evacuate their home in Baton Rouge because of flooding.
Last week the Venezuelan government reopened its border with Colombia for the first time in over a year, allowing Venezuelans to cross in search of supplies. The AP’s Hannah Dreier has an update.
Chef and author Barton Seaver, director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at Harvard University, talks about sustainable seafood and the promise of farmed fish and aquaculture.
Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis have been injured over the last decade, even during the times there isn’t an all-out war between the two sides. The effects ripple through their communities.
NPR gives the latest on the riots and protests that erupted in Milwaukee after police shot and killed a man late Saturday night.
Known as Patient H.M. to the medical community, Henry Molaison was lobotomized — and lost his ability to create memories in the process. His story is one of tragedy and scientific breakthrough.
Americans love shrimp, but stories about slave labor and environmental issues have raised concerns about the way shrimp is currently produced. One man in New York is trying a new method — indoors.