A pair of knife-wielding attackers stormed a church, killing a priest and taking hostages before police intervened. Renee Montagne talks with the Wall Street Journal's Noemie Bisserbe in Paris.
Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
Two men attacked a church near the city of Rouen during Tuesday Mass, killing an 86-year-old priest before being shot to death by police.
People who benefit from science daily somehow manage to find a place to simultaneously reject it: Whether climate or vaccines, the same contradiction between words and action arises, says Adam Frank.
On this week's All Songs Considered, we share songs that are punk in spirit, synth-fueled, noisy and touched with real-life tragedy.
Reports of an abduction in Brazil are sending shock waves through the sporting world, as the mother-in-law of the billionaire who runs Formula One is apparently being held for ransom.
You can't follow everything in Rio, but you want to catch the highlights. Here's a guide to the athletes and stories likely to produce the most memorable performances.
"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.
The accused former employee of the mental health facility told police, "It's better that the disabled disappear," Japanese media report.
It's about time again for the Television Critics Association to meet in California, and we have a preview of the week to come.
The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
Jenni Fagan's latest follows a transgender girl and her mother in a near-future world that's slowly freezing to death. Fagan makes potent but subtle links between climate change and personal change.
DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.
More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.
Hillary Clinton is set to officially be nominated Tuesday as the Democratic presidential candidate. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, says Clinton has been an inspiring figure.
Think of it as an intellectual version of Pokémon Go. Moscow's City Hall will launch an app next month that allows players to catch long-dead historical figures on the streets of the capital.
Outside the convention arena in Philadelphia, protesters unwilling to give up on Bernie Sanders' candidacy weathered a heat index that local officials say reached 109 degrees.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had the headline speaking roles. But for many, Michelle Obama stole the show. A look at highlights from the opening night at the Democratic National Convention.
Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.
The writers of the HBO comedy Veep say truth can be stranger than fiction when it comes to politics. NPR's Don Gonyea and Democratic pollster Margie Omero also join the conversation.