The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.
As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.
After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.