Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.
The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.
The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.
Born in New York to Indian parents, Heems watched the Sept. 11 attacks from his high school. The Das Racist rapper's new album explores how life changed, for himself and his community, after that day.
Eric Holder called the attacks on Ferguson officers disgusting and cowardly. He is putting in motion a pilot program in six cities to try to improve police-citizen interactions.
City officials are offering poorer residents a "husband for an hour" to fix a leaky faucet or to put up shelves, for example. The service is already a hit in the private sector.
A woman attended a pro basketball game in Charlotte, and a ball came her way. It struck her in the face. She didn't duck because she was looking down at the cell phone of the person beside her.
Renee Montagne talks to Ben Van Heuvelen, managing editor of Iraq Oil Report, about how falling oil prices are affecting Iraq's fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
NPR journeys the rugged hills and windy roads of what's known as Area C. It comprises most of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and it's where Israelis and Palestinians rub shoulders as closely as anywhere.
Twitter announces policies to combat so-called revenge porn. That's where someone spitefully posts explicit images of a former lover or spouse, for example, without that person's consent.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is gaining ground in Libya — taking over the port city of Surt. Steve Inskeep talks to David Kilpatrick of "The New York Times," who is in Libya. He reports the country has become so chaotic that a door has been opened for ISIS to expand in Libya.
Air travel is projected to reach a seven-year high this spring. A major travel organization says that means longer lines and larger crowds, and it is calling for airlines to pony up to improve airport infrastructure.
A couple weeks ago, our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different. Our Planet Money team explains how some investors use shorts as a hedge.
Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2016. With five terms in the Senate and another decade in the House before that, the Democrat has served in Congress longer than any woman in history. Renee Montagne talks to Mikulski about her long career and why she's retiring now.
There was fear in the boxing world that this generation's two best fighters would retire before facing each other in the ring. But the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2. (Stations note: An actually in the piece contains the phrase "kick his ass" in reference to a boxing match.)
With troubling news from overseas dominating the American political debate, Republicans and their potential candidates for president are taking a tough stand on foreign policy.
President Obama has asked Congress to give him a new resolution authorizing military force so the U.S. can fight the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, across the Middle East.
The officers were shot shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a county police spokesman. The shots were fired as protesters had gathered following the resignation of the city's police chief.
Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.
With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.