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As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

Regulators and railroads have implemented new practices since a runaway oil train destroyed the center of a small Canadian town a year ago. One key improvement, however, will take some time.

Rick Rayburn became a full-time caregiver to Marianne, his wife of 42 years, after she developed dementia. She may not be the woman he married, but he says she's helping him become a better husband.

Hurricane Arthur is dampening the July Fourth weekend along the eastern seaboard. It's the earliest hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina since records began in the mid-19th century.

For "This Week's Must-Read" poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips turns to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, the man who first heard America singing.

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

Journalist Daniel Estrin reports that dozens of Palestinians and Israeli police were injured in clashes in Jerusalem after the funeral for a Palestinian teenager.

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