An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 — 84,258 assault rifles, 951 armored vehicles, for example — found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.
Aficionados of fine weed describe the effects as if they’re talking about vintage wine. But how to know which medicinal or recreational strain to choose? This field guide cuts through the haze.
A day after convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty, Bostonians are grappling with the jury’s sentence and bracing for legal appeals.
The Amtrak passenger train was going more than 100 miles an hour when it derailed north of Philadelphia. Positive train control could have automatically slowed the train down on that stretch of rail.
The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.
“There’s a lot we can do,” President Obama said at a forum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Just across town, progressive leaders laid out plans to tackle poverty.
The White House calls the vote merely a “procedural snafu” and expects to eventually prevail.
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
President Obama’s visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.
After weeks of investigation, a 243-page report says quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” that the team was using underinflated footballs.
One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.
There’s plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.
NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis’ remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.
Reporting from the quake’s epicenter, NPR’s Julie McCarthy says, “When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening.”
As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it’s clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers’ athleticism rather than their riches.