Psychologist Steven Pinker's book The Better Angels of Our Nature explains that the world is actually growing less violent, even though the media may give a different impression.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump appeared today for the first time with his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence brings a popularity with the base that could help Trump.
Business owner Joyce Banjac, college Republican Christian Pancake, Trump for Cuyahoga's Steve Herbik, and small business president Stacey Polk discuss being Republican this election year.
Hospitals in Nice, France are full of grieving and angry families following the Bastille Day attack. But residents are lining up to give blood and filling flower shops.
The coup in Turkey failed but the country is far from stable. The president accuses a religious leader in the U.S. of involvement. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the next steps in Turkey.
The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Robert P. Jones, author of "The End of White Christian America."
New studies prove that dinosaurs may not have roared in their days on the earth. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to paleontologist Julia Clarke about her new discovery — the cooing sounds of dinosaurs.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a look at the week's big political stories with NPR's Ron Elving, including the vice presidential pick for the Republicans.
Nearly 200 people are dead in Turkey, after an attempted coup overnight. Linda Wertheimer gets the latest from Dion Nissenbaum, the Wall Street Journal's correspondent in Istanbul.