Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR’s Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama’s foreign policy strategy.
Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR’s Lynn Neary about the organization’s efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.
Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?
Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.
More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.
The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.
The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that’s worth around $733,000.
Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample’s music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.
Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.
A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.
Rocket fire tested — but didn’t break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.
The president’s proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
If you weren’t far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don’t worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here’s a selection.
Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR’s Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.