In 2011, Japan had to deal with a massive earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear meltdown. It now plans to restart as many nuclear power plants as possible, despite public opposition.
In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."
Poet Elizabeth Alexander's new book is a memoir of her life with her husband, who died three years ago. During her book tour, readers began giving her keepsakes that helped her work through her grief.
Her plan moves farther and farther away from the dorms-and-tailgates stereotype.
It's mostly elderly men — chatting daily about their grandchildren, boats and weekend trips. Here's an example: "Hi Mel, Have a good lunch. Weather still cool and variable."
Scientists have found cannabis in fragments of several pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden. The clay pipes date to early 1600s, meaning he might have been smoking more than tobacco.
On Sunday, Ferguson, Mo., marked 1 year since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer. Later there were 2 incidents in which shots were fired — a man was critically wounded.
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, life changed along U.S.-Mexico border towns as people got used to tightened security. There's been a bit of a thaw, as runners raced between El Paso and Juarez.
Teachers and high school students across the country are invited to use the StoryCorps app to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.
NFL Football Hall of Famer and long-time sports broadcaster Frank Gifford died on Sunday at his Connecticut home at age 84. He was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
A proposed ordinance would ban the use of smokeless tobacco across Boston — including sporting events. That would mean no more wads of tobacco in the cheeks of baseball players at Fenway Park.
Many Mexicans believe Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman walked out the prison's front door. David Greene talks to William Neuman, the Latin America correspondent for The New York Times.
As Donald Trump continues to get attention for his campaign comments, his Republican rivals are trying to figure out how to handle the fallout. Trump has been overshadowing the 16 other Republican presidential candidates.
Donald Trump is not apologizing for comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that many are calling inappropriate and sexist. But the episode is putting women's issues front and center in the Republican campaign.
David Greene talks to novelist Ruth Ware about some of the tricks of the crime novelist's trade. In Ware's new book — In a Dark, Dark Wood — she plays with some of the conventions of the genre.
Georgia public schools are unfairly segregating disabled children from their non-disabled peers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. We explore how the state educates these students.
Climate scientists say El Nino is brewing in the Pacific Ocean and it could be one of the most powerful in years.
More Americans are choosing to rent, rather than buy their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about why such a demand for rentals.
Nashville, Tennessee, is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."
In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.