A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining.
Across the country, small towns are beginning to pass LGBT non-discrimination ordinances where state legislatures have failed to implement them. Advocates say it's a start, but still not enough.
For decades, architects have worked to turn shipping containers into homes and mock up cities that are plug and play. Now a startup in Texas is building a luxury studio that would travel when you do.
We've looked at the lives of 15-year-old girls all over the world. Now American girls tell us what it's like to be 15 in the U.S.
A rise in suicides plus an epidemic of overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin are key factors that have undone a long-term improvement in death rates. A weak economy may have contributed.
Jim Hall, a former National Transportation Safety Board official, talks with Steve Inskeep about what's known about the crash of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.
Formal home addresses can be difficult to find on many Native American reservations. This is problematic, not just when giving directions or receiving packages, but when responding to an emergency.
The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hotlines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.
Philadelphia's Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is retiring at the end of the year. Under his watch, the murder and violent crime rates are lower than they've been in decades.