A new exhibit from Doctors Without Borders aims to show visitors what it's like to be a refugee, starting with a flimsy raft and ending in a cramped tent.
The 67-year-old soul singer is receiving treatment and has been forced to postpone several tour dates.
With diplomacy at a standstill, what is the military strategy for the Syrian regime and rebels? Residents fear regime forces will massacre civilians — or the current siege will force surrender.
Gloria Naylor's debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won a National Book Award and became a TV mini-series starring Oprah Winfrey. Naylor has died at age 66.
As U.S. military planners work to help Iraqis retake territory from ISIS, the State Department is thinking about how to help Christians and other religious minorities recover from what the Obama administration has called a genocide.
Jayne Henderson set aside a career in environmental law to work with a renowned guitar maker: her dad, Wayne Henderson. She says each instrument they build is "a living, breathing thing."
The U.S. Supreme Court started its new term Tuesday short-handed and evenly divided just as it was last spring. That's because the Senate has refused to process President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Music critic Tom Moon reviews the latest release from the southern rock band, Drive By Truckers.
You've got questions — the NPR Politics Podcast team has answers! This week, they answer listener questions about the vice presidential nominees and the VP debate.
Oscar Brand, host of WNYC's "Folksong Festival," died Friday at age 96. He hosted the program for 70 years, and he was also host of NPR's "Voices in the Wind." His show featured interviews with and songs by many of the greats of folk music.
The tech giant has been outmaneuvered in consumer products, namely by Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone. Google is now betting on its artificial intelligence progress to stage a comeback.
Over the weekend, an Italian financial journalist outed the identity of author Elena Ferrante, whose pseudonym lent intrigue to her bestselling novels. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Dayna Tortorici of n+1 magazine about the outing.
Hurricane Matthew hit the southern coast of Haiti Tuesday, hammering the country with category four winds. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Joanna Cherry, chief medical officer at a hospital in Port-Au-Prince, who says that in addition to trauma, the spread of cholera worries her most.
Nearly 200 nations agreed last December to the most ambitious deal to slow climate change ever. It looks very likely that the requisite number of countries will actually ratify the deal this week to make it official. That will set in motion the difficult process of making sure both rich and poor countries deliver on their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.