Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.
What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.
On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, historian Terry Alford explores John Wilkes Booth's life and how the assassination affected his family.
A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country weighs the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.
Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.
The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.
Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.
Ibrahim al-Rubaish was a prominent al-Qaida cleric who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. He had a $5 million bounty on his head.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Steven Millhauser's new short story collection, Voices in the Night.
Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.
European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.
From water bottles and bumper stickers, to fundraising emails and Twitter accounts, the logos of the 2016 presidential candidates will soon be plastered across the country.
You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.
"The anxiety in this film is much more directed at the humans," director Alex Garland tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "It was more in defense of artificial intelligence."
A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory.
The city of Chicago offered a reparations package Tuesday for men who were tortured by a former Chicago police commander and his "midnight crew" of officers from the 1970s until the early 1990s.
Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.