To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.
One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.
Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.
Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.
With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.
A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.
U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.
Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.
A health care worker who was caring for the Ebola patient that died, has tested positive for the disease. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to correspondent Jeff Brady, who is covering the story in Dallas.