Jurors in the case of convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.
In Baltimore, tensions are high after a young African-American man, Freddie Gray, died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being taken into police custody. For more on this story, David Greene talks to "Wall Street Journal" reporter Scott Calvert and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, "The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia."
Senate Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch is relatively non-controversial, yet she's waited more than five months for a confirmation vote in the full Senate. If confirmed, what are the challenges and priorities she faces?
Thousands of migrants risk their lives trying to get asylum in Europe by boarding rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean. Renee Montagne talks Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.
Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
Leaked Sony emails reveal that actor Ben Affleck asked the PBS program Finding Your Roots not to disclose he had a slave-owning ancestor. PBS says it is conducting an internal review of the episode.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.
A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.
Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.
Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.
The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.
Ahead of a highly publicized interview where the reality-TV star is expected to talk about his gender identity, a look back at Jenner's younger days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to new fame.
National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.
The multi-talented cellist leads her string ensemble in concert from the African-American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring her two children on voice and drums.
Dowell filed as a freelance for the network for close to 30 years. She was interested in serious films — films that told stories worth hearing — and she was dedicated to telling them.
In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.
The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
A jury is now deciding whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death.