A congressional report scheduled for release Tuesday suggests some 30,000 people worldwide have gone to Syria to fight in recent years. That includes some 250 Americans who've gone there and to Iraq.
The Daily Show with new host Trevor Noah premiered Monday night, and it had a feel familiar to longtime viewers, perhaps because the program kept a lot of writers and producers from Jon Stewart's era.
The Taliban captured the northern city of Kunduz on Monday, their most important battlefield victory since they were ousted from power in 2001.
The head of Planned Parenthood testifies Tuesday before a House committee investigating secretly recorded videos by a group that accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils a tax plan that would drop the maximum rate from nearly 40 percent to 25 percent. Businesses would also get much lower rates.
Taliban fighters stormed the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, marking the first time the group has captured a city since it was ousted in 2001. Journalist Mujib Mashal talks about the Taliban takeover.
Alaska's economy depends heavily on oil for jobs and tax revenues. Shell's decision to halt oil and gas exploration off the state's northern coast is a "huge disappointment," the governor says.
Shell spent 10 years and $7 billion preparing for an offshore drilling operation in the Arctic. But after a disappointing test well, the company says it's giving up, for now.
Gamblers like to win but. But research shows they also get a thrill by simply getting close to a win. A look at the science of near misses.
Miami developers are looking to foreign investors to bankroll an array of building projects. They are promising a visa, but a government report raises questions about whether such investments pay off.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and President Obama spent much of their meeting talking about Syria, but have very different ideas on how to resolve the country's war.
Host David Greene speaks with Michele Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security and NPR's Tom Bowman about how Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama are approaching Syria.
Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Michele Kelemen about President Obama's address to the United Nations, and what it means for U.S. action on the Syrian conflict and for relations with Russia.
A visibly tired Pope Francis spoke with reporters during a freewheeling press conference in the air. Topics included his impressions of the U.S., clergy sex abuse and women's role in the church.
A routine extra point in a Texas high school football game turned into a viral video. The low kick hit a referee's head, ricocheted upward, hit the crossbar and bounced over for a successful kick.
An Argentine family of six was on the road for six months and traveled all the way from their homeland to Philadelphia to meet Pope Francis on Sunday.
From The White House to a lunch with homeless people, from the halls of Congress to a Philadelphia prison, Pope Francis made waves during six-day US visit among U.S. Catholics and the public at large.
In an interview with Steve Inskeep, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will abide by the recent nuclear deal, but he acknowledges there are opponents of the agreement in his country.
Cokie Roberts offers her take on John Boehner's abrupt resignation as House speaker and what it will mean for Congress in the days to come.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Facebook on Sunday, where he and Mark Zuckerberg shared some personal stories.