NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the history of how Cuba ended up on the state-sponsored terrorism list.
The military handed out nearly 50 awards Friday at Fort Hood in Texas. They were for the dozens of people who survived a deadly shooting rampage on the Army post in 2009. The Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom medals came after years of lobbying.
The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.
Jar Jar Binks is one of the most reviled Star Wars characters. But in the hands of Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First.
Space travel is never routine or easy and the Apollo 13 mission to the moon proved that point. An explosion aboard the spacecraft 55 hours after liftoff forever changed NASA.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Kevin Baugh, founder of MicroCon, a conference of small, unrecognized nations and their self-proclaimed leaders.
NPR reviews the latest release from jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, Luminosa.
NPR's Melissa Block interviews Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow with the Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. AMTI posted photos showing rapid building of artificial islands by China in disputed waters, triggering responses and concerns by other countries.
Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University, died Friday from brain cancer. Her nonprofit foundation helped to raise over $1.5 million for cancer research.
This week, we highlight an Internet confessional of a woman who decided to do like men: wear the same outfit to work every day. We also baseball and fancy food at schools.
A web site lets you compare countries around the world to your home state. You can check out other stats, too, from lifespan to income to free time.
At No. 13, Elizabeth Warren reflects on hard-won political lessons in A Fighting Chance.
Appearing at No. 14, David Baldacci's The Escape follows John Puller as he joins a manhunt for his own brother.
In her new book Between You & Me, The New Yorker's long-time copy editor Mary Norris delves in to the world of grammar, editing and pencil sharpeners. It debuts at No. 8.
A young American married couple goes in search of the Loch Ness monster after they're disgraced at a high society event. Sara Gruen's At the Water's Edge debuts at No. 5.
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Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.