China sends more students to the U.S. than any other country, and a growing number of them are teenagers. More than 23,000 Chinese teens have come to the U.S. for high school. We go to one of the most popular destinations, the San Gabriel Valley — a Chinese-American enclave in the Los Angeles suburbs — to learn what is drawing them to an American education.
A grand jury in Texas has decided not to indict Planned Parenthood on charges of selling embryos for research — and has decided instead to indict two people who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood executives.
The Iowa Democratic Party hosted a town hall Monday night, where the three presidential candidates talked to voters. It wasn't technically a debate and they didn't appear on stage at the same time - but voters did get to see them all back to back on their TV screens answering questions.
Wind power is cheaper than ever to produce but there is a major problem: transmission. A lot of wind resources are hundreds of miles from potential customers. Projects to build high voltage lines to carry that power to where it's needed are regularly stymied by the complex regulatory environment.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Koch, the fourth-wealthiest man in America according to Forbes, and a conservative political financier.
Defense Secretary Carter's newest metaphor for ISIS is that of a "cancer" that must be "excised" before it can "metastasize." But the parallel is at best imperfect, critics say — and at worse misunderstands the nature of the problem.
In 1985, the Schengen Agreement, which permits passport and visa-free travel across national borders in much of Europe, was signed. Renee Montagne talks to Schengen Mayor Ben Homan.
It's the largest city in the U.S. to commit to using only renewable energy. And even though stakeholders are on board, trouble could be brewing over how to implement the plan.
Hedgehogs are starting to disappear from the English countryside, threatened by cars, garbage and even fences. But now there's a campaign to save one of England's favorite animals.
"I want to show the new face of Afghanistan," says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.
A 2012 New Jersey law was meant to help juries discern factors that make eyewitness testimony strong versus weak. But research suggests a judge's instructions make jurors discount all such testimony.
The world's leading medical journals have a proposal that could transform medical science: Researchers would have to publicly share their clinical data to get their studies published.
Andy Herd thinks a computer can write an episode of the 1990s sitcom. So far, the computer-generated episodes are gibberish. Herd thinks with a bit of editing he could sell the gibberish to a network.
Donald Rumsfeld's app is for a game that is based on a card game Winston Churchill played during World War II. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Rumsfeld developing Churchill Solitaire.
Steve Inskeep takes a closer look at the GOP presidential primary race with Cokie Roberts and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson
Washington D. C. may have had record snowfall over the weekend, but we may never know for sure because of inaccuracies in its measurement. Steve Inskeep reports.
Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care sciences at the Smithsonian National Zoo, explains how a very popular panda handled the snowy weekend.
Violent demonstrations have been taking place in Haiti days after elections were postponed indefinitely. Haiti's presidential runoff — which was supposed to take place on Sunday — has been delayed.
Many states on the East Coast are still digging out after a major snowstorm as they start the work week. Some commuters and other travelers are facing delays and cancellations at train stations and airports.
A farmer and a general store owner in West Virginia describe how they made it through the weekend, which brought about four feet of snow to their communities.