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Some homeowners around the country are scrambling to prepay their 2018 property taxes. That's because the tax overhaul President Trump signed into law last week limits the amount of state and local taxes deducted on people's federal returns next year.

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition politician, has been banned from running in next year's presidential elections. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to reporter Charles Maynes in Moscow about how effective the Russian opposition can be when it is politically sidelined.

It took decades, but John Coster-Mullen has pieced together specs for America's first nuclear bombs. Some believe his odyssey says something about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress.

A humble farmer from a marginalized tribal community takes on a solo mission to reforest an island in the northeastern state of Assam.

As the "Me Too" moment hit Congress this year, Kirsten Gillibrand found herself in the center of the headlines. The New York senator is now on most short lists of possible Democratic 2020 contenders.

There are some topics about which it seems no amount of data will change people's minds: things like climate change, or restrictions on gun ownership.

Often when police approach a person, it's not always a "Merry Christmas" sort of situation. But some police departments around the country have started taking some time to play Santa — including in Harrisonburg, Va. There, an officer on Secret Santa detail found a mom doing lawn care, and gave her $100.

Christian Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem face a time of uncertainty and bitterness over President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The sound of most East African cities is dominated by a few things: motorcycles, buses, and shouts from street vendors. But in Tanzania's largest city the soundscape is dominated by something unexpected.

This week's All Tech Considered looks at how words pop up when we compose messages on our devices. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ben Medlock of Swiftkey about all you ever wanted to know about word prediction software.




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