A worsening economy combined with a massive corruption scandal in the state oil firm, Petrobras, are fueling continuing widespread anti-government protests across Brazil.
Jordan Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sports columnist with USA Today.
Presidential campaign donors can give as much as they want to superPACs. These groups aren't officially affiliated with the candidate, but they're changing the nature of presidential campaigns.
Hillary Clinton has made it official: she's running for president in 2016. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce his presidential plans Monday. In Panama, leaders wrapped up the Summit of the Americas.
The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.
Tens of thousands of people were in Washington, D.C. to enjoy an explosion of pink and white. The National Cherry Blossom Festival wrapped up on Sunday just as the blossoms were hitting their peak.
The pope continues his theme of outspoken criticism against the complicity of silence of today's world community against the persecution of Christians and other minorities by Islamic extremists.
Miami will be the scene of another expected presidential announcement. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce he's running for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday.
As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues.
Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.
Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.
While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.
Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.
As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.
The channel focused on, "the brighter side of human nature," not "murder" or "fire." Nobody watched. At least that's according to the China Youth Daily, which reported on the channel's failure.
Germany, like the U.S., has freedom of information laws. A German student used the law to request access to his final exam — before the test date. He's not likely to succeed.
Steve Inskeep talks Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the U.N.'s relief agency, about the rapidly worsening humanitarian situation at Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Refugees are pinned down in fighting between the Syrian Army and militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
On the sidelines of the Americas summit, tensions rose for a second day in a row between pro and anti-Castro participants. On Wednesday, the two sides scuffled in front of the Cuban Embassy in Panama City, at a protest held by dissidents of the communist regime. And on Thursday, the dispute spilled over to a gathering of civil society activists from throughout the Americas.
For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.