On Friday the president will travel to the town and meet privately with the families of the victims of the shootings at Umpqua Community College.
The scientists from the U.S., Japan and China were awarded the Nobel Prize Monday for discovering drugs to treat parasitic diseases such as malaria, river blindness and elephantiasis.
California Gov. Jerry Brown: "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain."
Ellen Kullman says she plans to retire on Oct. 16. DuPont's stock was recently down nearly 40 percent from a peak in March.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jonah Keri of Grantland about some of the newcomers in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs, including the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs.
The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.
Computer voices sound perfect in sci-fi films but in the real world computer voices such as those used for Siri, Cortana and Google Now don't seem to be able to say some words correctly.
In the 1960s, Chairman Mao ordered scientists to find a malaria antidote to help ailing soldiers in North Vietnam. Today's Nobel Prize for medicine went to one of those researchers.
After months of impassioned debate over the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, California will become the fifth state to allow people who are terminally ill to hasten death with lethal drugs.
A day before the New York Yankees face the Houston Astros in the American League wild card game, CC Sabathia announces that he is entering rehab to get the help "needed to treat my disease."
Gang violence wasn't always rampant in El Salvador. Rev. Gerardo Mendez, who works with youth in gang-controlled areas, sat down to talk about how gangs became so powerful in this small country.
The gender-bending musician and supermodel discusses how her past and her personality inform her new book, I'll Never Write My Memoirs.
The retailer says it has a reorganization agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders. The company has struggled since last year's ouster of its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney.
A significant increase in violence has led to the deaths of eight Israelis and Palestinians in recent days, highlighting tensions and prompting an Israeli security crackdown.
We go back in the NPR archives to find a 30-year-old progress report on the development of computer speech from NPR correspondent Ira Flatow. Things have come along quite a bit since then.
The U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.
The Supreme Court returned for its new year Monday with its traditional first Monday ceremony and a new docket of high profile controversies to address.
The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are out with new plans on gun control, while Bernie Sanders talks about the need for "sensible gun-control legislation."
Watch four-piece gypsy punk ensemble perform "The Clockwise Witness" live in the studio.