Secretary of State John Kerry meets Israel's prime minister Thursday in a bid to calm Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Kerry also huddles with major players on Syria, a day after Russia hosted Bashar al-Assad.
On Wednesday, Sesame Street unveiled a new character, Julia, who has autism. The online-only narrative is part of a new initiative to help children understand the condition and to be more tolerant of it.
American voters have long been intrigued by the idea of the outsider CEO who could bring corner office credentials to oval office problems. But the analogy falls apart pretty quickly.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Joel Dvoskin, a clinical and forensic psychologist who is a consultant to psychiatric hospitals around the country, on how to reduce the risk of assaults. He says no hospitals have been able to completely eliminate the risks, but there have been successes in reducing the number of assaults. He explains the key elements for reducing risk.
Seven churches in Saint Louis have been hit by arson this month. The latest blaze was set overnight. Local and federal authorities have teamed up to find the person responsible.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Omar al-Mosmary, a Libyan journalist based in Benghazi, about what life is like there today. He says every day, local newspaper headlines report violent deaths due to the civil war and terrorism, yet people are proud of their city, and the streets and shops are bustling with life.
Hillary Clinton testifies before the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks on Thursday, in a session expected to last most of the day.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Barry Levinson about making his movie Rock the Kasbah. It's set mostly in Afghanistan, and stars Bill Murray as a hapless music manager who stumbles upon a Pashtun woman with a golden voice.
The White House has unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 billion debt and ongoing economic crisis. The plan includes a special type of bankruptcy, a financial control board for the island and increased Medicaid funding. It's being hailed by Puerto Rican officials but needs approval by Congress, which so far has been reluctant to take action to help the island.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Anne Richard, who handles Syrian refugee issues for the U.S. State Department, about why the U.S. has taken so few Syrian refugees relative to the scope of the crisis.
A judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Jay Z and Timbaland over their 1999 hit, "Big Pimpin'." The judge ruled that there was no standing to pursue the claim.
As a condition for becoming speaker of the House, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is asking for work-life balance. NPR reports on what that may mean for the rest of us.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to international order and strategy expert Jeremy Shapiro about Friday's planned meeting on Syria held by Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday. About 70 captives were freed, and one U.S. service member died in the effort.
Kaci Hickox, who was kept in isolation last October after arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone where she cared for Ebola patients, is suing Gov. Chris Christie for detaining her.