Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.
The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.
Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.
Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.
Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.
International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.
The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant — the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.
The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.