Galeano's 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America was a fierce critique of U.S. and European imperialism. It made him an enemy of the right-wing governments that ruled much of Latin America at the time.
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
It's been one year since Islamist extremists abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria. Some managed to escape, but 219 remain missing.
On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.
The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now also promises to do away with Obama's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.
Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.
Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever-present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
For all the unique "Asian-ness" of K-pop, many of its stars are American-born and raised. And now that K-pop's gone global, Asian American artists are more at home than ever.
The sheriff's office says Robert Bates, who was volunteering on an undercover operation, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies.
Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 returned to Seattle, after the pilot heard "banging from beneath the aircraft." It turned out that a ramp agent had fallen asleep in the cargo hold.