At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.
Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.
The reunited siblings met online and discovered they had a lot in common: both had parents who split in a divorce and both had a sibling they hadn't seen in years because of that divorce.
The Rhode Island Tree Council wants to set the record for hugging trees on Saturday. And, Christopher Swain, a clean-water advocate, swam in New York's most polluted canal. He said it tasted bad.
The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as "the black Netflix." This week, it releases the first original movie, Blackbird.
More than 1,000 workers died two years ago, when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. David Greene talks to journalist Amy Yee, who's in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, about whether working conditions at factories have improved since the disaster.
A Cleveland police officer is on trial for voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed black civilians. A late-night, high-speed chase ended with police shooting 137 bullets at two black suspects. The incident prompted a scathing report from the U.S. Justice Department.
At an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday, European Union leaders pledged more money and military resources to saving lives of migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean. They also introduced a controversial plan to target traffickers' boats.
Booksellers can't stock enough copies of "Pioneer Girl," the recently published memoir by Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved "Little House" books. A first edition on Amazon is priced at $499.
A U.S. drone strike has killed an American being held hostage in Pakistan by al-Qaida. Warren Weinstein had lived in Lahore for years and was killed along with another aid worker, from Italy.
David Greene talks with Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about her report on kidnappers in Mexico who are grabbing thousands of Central American migrants every year, as they travel to the U.S.
After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.
The charity Save the Children has been hearing from migrants who have survived the dangerous journey to Europe from across the Mediterranean. Text messages come in every day about boats in distress.
Thousands cross the Mediterranean hoping to escape civil instability or economic hardship. Renee Montagne talks to Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration about Europe's response.
From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.
Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.
If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.
President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.