As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O'Dowd reports it's the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.
U.S. officials have confirmed a grisly video showing Islamic State militants beheading the American journalist.
Speaking from Martha's Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.
Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.
Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.
The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.
The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they've captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.
The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former's iconic "Marquee Moon" as a song title.
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, is trying to unseat longtime U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.
Peniel Joseph says the difference between today and the civil rights movement in the 1960s is that there are no unifying leaders.
The grand jury will decide whether to bring charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Dive into some deep ideas as you relax by the pool this summer.
Is immortality something desirable, or a many-headed monster? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that as medical science extends our lifespan, the question becomes more real all the time.
Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.
Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.
There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
Also: Huge protests in Pakistan call on the Prime Minister to resign; landslides in Hiroshima kill many people; and North Korea insults Secretary of State John Kerry's "lantern jaw".
Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.
Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.