One neighbor says the rock wall looks daunting and forbidding. Another says the wall looks nice. A spokesman says the wall is designed to reduce road noise.
Joshua Browder was fed up with parking tickets so he made a robot to help people challenge fines. The robot chats with people in London and New York, asks them what happened and writes an appeal.
Steve Inkeep talks to President Obama about how race relations have evolved during his presidency. The president says you can always find people who feel that "change hasn't happened fast enough."
When North American leaders get together, it's often called the "Three Amigos" summit. This year it's a friendly gathering, and one sign of cooperation is a continent-wide push for more clean energy.
Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.
A peace deal between Colombia's FARC guerrillas and the government will end five decades of conflict. Colombia's president reflects on the deal that could win him a Nobel peace prize.
ISIS is suspected in Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's airport. David Greene talks to Erin Cunningham of The Washington Post and Omer Taspinar of the National War College and the Brookings Institution.
Phelps holds a lion's share of Olympic swimming records. As he is about to turn 31, an age long past retirement in his sport, he is expected to be a threat for more medals at this summer's Rio games.
At least 36 people were killed at an attack on Istanbul's main airport on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to terrorism expert Henri Barkey of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Cameron faced the dissonant music in Brussels on Tuesday, meeting with fellow EU leaders for the first time since the U.K. voted to leave the bloc. On Wednesday, the remaining 27 EU members huddle.
At least 36 people died in an attack on Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport Tuesday night. Turkey's prime minister said officials suspect the attack was committed by extremists loyal to ISIS.
The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?
After 52 years of conflict, Colombia's civil war is now over. President Juan Manuel Santos tells NPR how he worked out the deal with the FARC rebels.
Arizona is getting so hot during the summer days, one construction site in Phoenix has to redefine "nightlife" and pour concrete at 1 a.m.
The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.
The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.
Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump's record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.
Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.
Republicans on the House special committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks release the results of their two-year-long investigation on Tuesday.
Iceland pulled off a historic upset on Monday, sending England home with a 2-1 shocker. Iceland becomes the smallest nation to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship.