The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.
Tensions remain high in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Violence has led to the worst death toll since February, including more than 30 pro-Russian separatists who died in a building fire.
The website Unlock Iran documents what life is like for political prisoners in Iran. Activists say that little has changed despite promises by the new Iranian president to overhaul the country.
The gender gap is standard fare in politics. But in 2012, Barack Obama had a nearly 40 point advantage when it came to single women. That's more like a gender canyon.
Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.
Brain training has become a multimillion dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning to quilt.
Maybe it's really true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People judge a person's personality from the first word they speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.
NATO has been watching Russia as it took over part of Ukraine, and massed troops near another part. Steve Inskeep talks to NATO commander General Philip Breedlove.
Austin Dennison remembered his "Granny DD" wasn't able to go to her own prom because her family didn't have enough money. So Austin asked the 89-year-old to be his date.
A teenager was in Tampa, Fla., looking at colleges when he spotted a squirrel. He took a selfie with the squirrel but the flash scared the animal and it tried to hide inside the young man's shirt.
Pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk have shot down at least two Ukranian helicopters. One pilot is believed dead — the other reportedly captured by the rebels.
We present an encore presentation of NPR's Elise Hu's trip to a place in West Virginia where cell phones and WI-FI are banned. (Note: This piece originally aired on Morning Edition on Oct. 8, 2013)
Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.
A high school senior who was interviewed for our Paying For College series discusses her college plans. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.
Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament this week calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. The students were kidnapped by Islamist militants in the country's war-torn northeast region nearly three weeks ago.
Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlighted the evils of big agriculture. Now the farm industry is hitting back with its own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.
Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.
The April jobs report is out on Friday, and economists expect an increase of about 220,000 jobs. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a sign the economy weathered the harshest winter in years.