The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.
Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.
He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, "Voyager." It's a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.
President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since American warplanes bombed it in WWII. The president did not apologize, but some Japanese still found solace in his remarks.
This Memorial Day weekend at Storycorps, a mother and daughter remember a husband and father who died in Iraq when his Humvee hit an IED.
The young band recently released a single called "Michigan And Again." Though the band's three members do love their home state, the inspiration for the song came from an unlikely source.
Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.
As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.
When we talk about foreign fighters joining ISIS much of the focus is on Western Europe, but proportionally more come from the Balkans. NPR's Scott Simon talks with security analyst Adrian Schtuni.
Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.
William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.
All summer long, parents will struggle with how to protect their children from the sun, and whether or not the protection itself is safe. Reporter Tara Haelle talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
New Hampshire was the site of one of the first legislative battle grounds over transgender rights.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.