Every 4 years, a few weeks before Election Day, the Al Smith Dinner brings together the 2 major party presidential candidates. It's supposed to be a light-hearted fundraiser for Catholic charities.
In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and that Wells Fargo fired them. Some ex-employees are joining a class action lawsuit against the bank.
It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.
Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.
The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.
Gloria Steinem, noted feminist and author, says that if Hillary Clinton is elected to the White House, it does not signify a post-gender society. It's only a beginning, she says.
The police force has regrouped outside the city and is eager to return and reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State. But some officers speak openly of their desire to settle scores.
When he asked her out, she needed a pocket dictionary — and two whole days — to respond in English, on a napkin: "Yes, OK." Decades later, the two immigrants are still together — and still in love.
The mayor is handing out a half-million whistles to women in hopes of combating sexual harassment on public transportation. But critics say this only addresses a small part of the problem.
A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.
When Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, they exposed a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction, and triumph.
This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls." Many women's rights advocates are in uproar.
She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.
In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.
A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.
The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.
The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."