AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men returns for its final seven episodes Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these last few installments explore how little people change, even in tumultuous times.
Over the past year, the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs each month. That level of job creation hasn't happened since a 13-month run that began in 1994.
Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.
Late-night TV host David Letterman, who's retiring soon, doesn't like the religious freedom law in Indiana. Comedian-turned-senator Al Franken proposed Letterman move home and run for the U.S. Senate.
Britain's Guardian was out with an edible edition. Then there was a 1-day promotion that was for real. Burger King in Japan sold flamed-grilled cologne. A bottle cost about $40 and included a burger.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Since then, it's been the subject of a national debate over whether it enables discrimination against the LGBT community. For many, the bill's wording is the problem. Steve Inskeep talks to Baptist pastor Tim Overton, of Muncie, who advocated before the legislature for the measure.
The indictment alleges that Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was the senator's friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.
Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.
Forces from the Iraqi army, police and militias are clearing out the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, in Tikrit. Many of the fighters are Shiites, and they're moving into a Sunni city.
They were found guilty of conspiracy when they switched student test scores. The verdicts close a dark chapter for the school system and the city of Atlanta.
When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.
Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community
A motley collection of forces is in the process of clearing out the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. There's Iraqi army and police and there's also irregular forces — militias.
The new movie Woman In Gold tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back a painting of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.
In 1960s London, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp approached a young band to be the subjects of their first film. As a new documentary explains, they ended up managing rock royalty.
Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.
African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.
Fatima Bhutto is a member of the one of the most famous families in Pakistan. Her novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, is about Pakistan's remote tribal regions, where loyalties are very divided.
Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.
Colorado legalized marijuana, but lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prevent people from using welfare debit cards at marijuana dispensaries.