Retailers' Black Friday ads and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?
The events in Ferguson, Missouri, made people think about what kinds of conversations parents are having with their children. To find out, NPR's Michel Martin sat down with two parents.
One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the games' greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.
The decision not to indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown touched off protests. Residents of the St. Louis suburb blame trouble makers and edgy police for some confrontations.
The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.
Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.
It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
'Morning Edition' listeners submitted their favorite — and, often, simplest — holiday recipes, via Twitter. We've compiled some of our favorites.
The famous upright went to auction on Monday in New York. It came with a signed photograph of actor Humphrey Bogart who played Sam, and with the old wad of chewing gum found under the keyboard.
The luxury hotel in Stockholm will let you stay for free if you have 2,000 friends on Facebook, or 100,000 fans on Instagram.
Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.
In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.
Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?
A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.
After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.
In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman claimed she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.
The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.
Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.