Jonathan Pollard is to be released from a federal prison on Friday after serving nearly 30 years on charges he spied for Israel. To some he's a patriotic hero to others he remains a traitor.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a self-described pro-immigration Republican, was the first to ask for a pause on Syrian refugees to be relocated to his state.
The visa waiver program allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, and many say it poses a bigger threat than the refugee resettlement program.
Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.
In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.
In 2011, about 100 Americans living and working in Kabul gathered for a Thanksgiving feast a long way from family. But a dish familiar to many NPR listeners helped bring them a taste of home.
The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.
In Marseilles, a large multi-ethnic city in the south of France, a Jewish teacher was attacked by a mob claiming to be ISIS supporters. A woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was also stabbed.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, who had boasted of mounting ISIS attacks, has been confirmed dead in Wednesday's police raid in a suburb north of Paris, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.
The suspected organizer of the attacks that killed 129 people was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.
The French government is pressured to prevent another attack. The fate of the planner of last week's attacks is still unknown. Tension from the attacks has spread to other European countries.
Pranksters collected signatures for a ballot measure declaring the University of Arizona was built on land taken from Mexico. For the record, both schools are on land taken from Mexico in the 1840s.
A small group of Syrian refugees has arrived in Tennessee. A top Republican lawmaker there has called for the state's National Guard to remove them and prevent new refugees from entering the state.
President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?
A piano was set up inside the Gare du Nord for anyone to play. Issam Djouad, a young man with curly dark hair and a multicolored scarf, sat down and began to play.
It prohibits the flying of drones within 5 miles of the city's airports, and creates no-fly zones over churches, schools, hospitals, police stations and private property without the owner's consent.
Illicit oil sales generate large revenues every day for the so-called Islamic State. The U.S. strikes could dry up a significant stream of cash for the group.
Illicit oil sales generate millions of dollars for the so-called Islamic State each day. The U.S. strikes could dent a much needed stream of revenue.
Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says defeating militants from the Islamic State is going to take some time. He tells Steve Inskeep that coalition forces have made significant progress.
It turns out that the Bastille Market was just a short cab ride from where we've been staying in Paris. We got there before most shoppers and vendors were rushing to get set up for the morning rush.