The long-term environmental impacts of this week’s oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.
The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
Josh Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting admitted “wrongdoing” amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.
Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia’s Andaman Sea. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who’ve reached Thailand.
Whether you’re barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here’s how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.
The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.
Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face, based on skin color.
Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Duggar has apologized, and his family says they have been open about “one of the most difficult times of our lives.”
What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, “It’s like Spam meets bacon.” And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.
Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.
Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.
Robert Gates, the former CIA director and former defense secretary, tells NPR that the Boy Scouts of America needs to talk to sponsoring institutions about the potential change.
Saturday’s ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.
“Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop,” says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don’t work.