The top spot on the American Library Association's annual list of most challenged books goes to The Adventures of Captain Underpants — for the second year in a row.
Russia's state-run news media have run intense coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, consistently portraying the new government in Kiev as neo-Nazis who seized power in a violent coup. That narrative has had a powerful impact on the way Russians perceive the crisis.
Pro-Moscow militants have taken over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, ignoring a government deadline for them to lay down their weapons.
Kelly McEvers talks to Leslie Jamison, author of the new essay collection, The Empathy Exams: Essays. The book takes the writer on a quest to figure out how others feel empathy.
Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.
Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.
Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.
One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.
As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.
Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.
A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.
The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, explains NPR's Louisa Lim in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
The London Marathon was held on Sunday but don't fret if you missed it. With a new app, it will almost be like you are there. The app senses your pace and sends you down the route in real time.
The plant in Kings County, Wash., is billed as offering beautiful landscape, a dance floor, catering, and space for guests. All at a fifth of the price of competing venues. It promises zero odor.
Monday water cooler TV is the return of Mad Men. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans dissects the thing fans will be talking about Monday morning: what's become of Don Draper's career.
With Syria in chaos, the minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy — similar to what Kurds in Iraq have found — or independence. In northern Iraq, Kurds who have fled there from Syria will have new demands when they go home.