The Latest Stories from NPR

  • Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

  • Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

  • Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

  • Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    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.

  • MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    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.

  • Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

  • Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    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.

  • Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

  • U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

  • Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.

  • UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

  • Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    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.

  • Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    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.

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