The Russian leader said “substantive, meaningful talks” were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the “sassy black woman,” one black woman decided “sassy” needed some scrutiny.
The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.
Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
Maybe we don’t need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.
NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.
Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake “documentaries” about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
It’s hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she’s learned.
The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis’ roster.