Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.
A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.
The GOP presidential candidate's 92-page financial disclosure still doesn't answer the most burning question — exactly how much is the boisterous billionaire businessman worth?
Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.
A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.
A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Washington Post editor Martin Baron for an update on Jason Rezaian's ongoing detainment and trials in Iran.
Rand Paul burned and used a wood chipper and chainsaw on a stack of paper representing the federal tax code. But he's hardly the first candidate to attack what he sees as an offensive pile of paper.
One cartoonist in Seoul has shaped and defined South Korean culture for decades. NPR meets the artist on the last day of an exhibition devoted to the scope of his career.
A $4.4 billion tidal wave of political ads may be coming at Americans this election season. The estimate comes from a firm that tracks TV advertising.
Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.
In Pakistan, speaking your mind on some issues can cost you your life. But one small minority is refusing to be silenced.
Turkey, one of the key U.S. allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State, was shaken this week by a bombing on a Kurdish community center that has the government fending off accusations of being soft on Islamists.
Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.
After Donald Trump gave out his cell number, the South Carolina senator and 2016 hopeful destroys his phone in a video with fire, a blender, a golf club and more.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took more swipes at his campaign rivals, including Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry, as he appeared before a large crowd in South Carolina.
President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.
When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.
Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.
The imprisoned former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, fueled chaos at a court in Senegal trying him for the deaths of thousands of people during his rule. He dismissed the trial as a masquerade.