Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke died on Saturday. He was 95. When he took office in 1966, Brooke became the first popularly elected African American in the Senate.
It's the first time since the 2006 election that both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. They pledge an end to gridlock, but they still have to work with the same Democratic president.
The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with 30 counts of murder and terrorism. He faces the death penalty if convicted. An appeals court rejected an emergency bid to move the trial.
The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.
The so-called weekly "package," allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.
The British troupe 1927 has used vintage style and distinctive animation to make a name for itself in London and beyond. Its latest play is Golem.
Sure, you resolve to exercise more, but somehow it never happens. It could be that your environment is sabotaging you, psychologists say. A famous study about heroin and the Vietnam War explains how.
Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks should have been rivals: James Brown hired both of them to do one job. Instead, they stuck together, and laid the foundation for modern funk drumming in the process.
Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines, have a hard time finding or keeping a job.
Analysis of searches by The Washington Post found that interest in hangover cures is 10 times higher than average on New Year's Day.
The cat, named Camo, was hiding in the box spring. Social media helped to track the cat down near Portland's airport. He was a little roughed up but he's home now.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ruy Teixeira, a political demographer with the liberal Center for American Progress, about why Democrats have struggled with this group of voters and what can be done about it.
In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.
"Mise-en-place" is a French phrase that means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals "mise-en-place" helps chefs coordinate vast amounts of labor and material, and transforms the lives of its practitioners through focus and self-discipline. For a taste of what this all means, we visit some of the country's top kitchens and culinary schools.(Stations note: This piece initially aired on August 11, 2014.)
We're again asking listeners to tweet us their favorite workout tunes. In 2012, we asked a variety of people about what music makes them move. We turned their favorites into an Ultimate NPR Workout Mix. Today, we replay the conversations we had with Army nurse Lt. Col. Sheryl Dacy.(Stations note: this conversation initially aired on May 8, 2012.
More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.
Steve Inskeep took a reporting trip along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. Among those he met were principal Oscar Troncoso and his student Junior Adriano, who was trying to resolve his legal status.
Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York and icon of American liberalism, died on Thursday at the age of 82. Many recall his spell-binding keynote address to the 1984 Democratic convention.
Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in March but sustaining its population is a problem. David Greene talks to Evgeniya NovitskayaI, who served as his interpreter when he reported from Crimea last fall.
With the king in the hospital, Steve Inskeep considers the Saudis' status as a regional power with Thomas Lippman. His latest book: Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally.