Dylann Roof is said to have visited slave plantations and a Confederate history museum in the weeks before he allegedly penned a racist rant on a website. Roof is accused of killing nine African-Americans at a historic church in Charleston.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people were killed.
Renee Montagne talks to historian John Coski of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., about the history of the Confederate battle flag, and why it symbolizes so many different things.
The Greek government has been given some time to work out a deal with its creditors. Eurozone and International Monetary Fund officials are scrutinizing the latest proposal.
The Los Angeles City Council is set to give final approval to 2 ordinances that would make it easier for police to clear homeless encampments. At the same time, homelessness is increasing.
Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, following a ban on race conscious admissions policies in several states.
When the Pentagon revealed it secretly exposed enlisted men to mustard gas during WWII, VA officials promised disability benefits. But an NPR investigation finds that most were never contacted.
Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
In just 18 months, China has created more than 2,000 acres of new land where before there were just waves and reef, according to the U.S., which sees the work as a threat to regional stability.
For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?
Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.