People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.
Besides their legions of fans, the artists entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year — KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and others — have inspired scores of imitators.
NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterwards.
Two men in Minnesota have been charged with burglary. A dispatcher was able to send the police right to the scene of the crime. One of the men accidentally pocket-dialed 911.
A man living at East 12th St. in Brooklyn received a letter postmarked in 1969. It was addressed to Susan Heifetz, who'd lived at the apartment as a child. The letter wished her a happy 19th birthday.
The new Common Core State Standards for English have stirred plenty of controversy. In a Vermont classroom full of 8th graders, they are working on a cornerstone of the core: close reading.
New research explores gender disparities in business school enrollment by the different ways men and women appear to process ethical compromise. Women are less likely to enroll because they perceive material success to be in conflict with their ethical impulses. Research suggests men are likely to experience the same conflict but they seem more comfortable living with it.
Elliot Kaye is President Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He made a name for himself pushing safety changes to youth football — famously warning parents, "There's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet." He appeared before a congressional panel on Tuesday.
In California, SeaWorld won a short-term victory on Tuesday. A committee in the state assembly decided a bill banning SeaWorld from holding killer whales captive and using them in shows needs further study.
If you bank or buy things online, if you use Yahoo or Gmail Mail or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your communications may not be safe. A flaw in a widely used encryption program called OpenSSL could expose much of the net's encrypted traffic to eavesdropping.
Manischewitz, the company known for its matzo and gefilte fish, has been bought by a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital. The price was not disclosed. The new owner wants to help the 126-year-old brand move beyond its niche on the kosher shelves.
The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act offers fans of Lyndon Baines Johnson a chance to reassess the 36th president. When Johnson signed the act, it was a huge legislative achievement. But in terms of LBJ's legacy, this landmark legislation is overshadowed by his escalation of a failed war in Vietnam.
The difference between age 27 and age 23 is in Rwanda a vast gulf. One witnessed the genocide as a child. The other has no memory of it, and only knows its consequences. This story is about the disconnect between a 27-year-old budding playwright and his 23-year-old lead actress.
In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58. It's a record 9th title for UConn.
Immigrants from Mexico don't always speak Spanish. Instead they speak indigenous languages. That's created huge communications problems but a hospital in Salinas has found a solution.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have left Moscow on the outs with Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. Those countries are partnered with Russia in talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.
As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.