Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.
It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.
The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.
Mohammed Fahmy is among three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt on terrorism charges. His fiancée continues to plan their wedding, even as the case languishes.