ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria’s border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group’s largest medical facility in Syria.
The fires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been burning all week, and responders are still far from containing them. Take a look at how the emergency has unfolded.
Take a listen to Northampton poet Dennis Caraher’s piece about things not said at the kitchen table. This commentary originally aired in June 2015.
On Friday, Pope Francis announced that church leaders around the world should work with couples to determine the best choices for them. He spoke of prioritizing conscience over judgment.
The violence that has claimed and ruined lives in Brussels and Istanbul in recent days comes during the Christian “Holy Week.” Our commentator is thinking about the power of love and faith for people of all religions.
New research on pets is nothing any dog owner doesn’t already know, says our not-so-impartial commentator Robert Chipkin.
Sarat says politicians need to hear that the Second Amendment pertains only to what Is necessary to protect a free state.
Many Americans hoped President Barack Obama would be the next Lincoln. But commentator Elizabeth Vozzola says Lincoln didn’t start out as a great leader. He evolved.
Retinal surgeon Andrew Lam makes the case that doctors have a duel ethical duty when treating their patients; provide not only quality care, but cost-effective care.
Earlier in the season, many suggested Payton Manning was through and should retire. He has since rebounded and will lead his Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl.
Every year, commentator Catherine Newman dresses up in scarves and hoop earrings, sets out the tarot cards and tells fortunes at her kids’ school carnival. She doesn’t know a thing about tarot, but she’s good at it.
Monique Pressley is called “masterful” in her public message. She hits the spotlight of the Bill Cosby case after a career as a defense attorney, prosecutor and religion-based broadcaster. Cosby and his wife live in Shelburne Falls, Mass.
The former New York governor never caught fire in the crowded GOP race and failed to even make the primary ballot in several key nominating states.
A grand jury declined to indict Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014. Tamir had been in a park in Cleveland, playing with a borrowed air gun.
The president will address the nation Sunday night at 8 p.m. with an update on the recent mass shooting in California — and the issue of terrorism more broadly.
NPR’s special coverage of the president’s remarks will air on the NEPR News Network. You can stream that coverage online or listen on 91.7FM in Franklin County, 89.5FM in Southern Berkshire County or 98.9FM in Northern Berkshire County. AM640 is currently experiencing technical difficulties.