The Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal. The court's decision applies only to how the government acts. The court said ministers cannot be forced to perform them.
As supporters of marriage equality celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling, opponents of same-sex unions are considering how to proceed. Some conservatives say legislation is one way to balance religious liberties with equal protections. And a new law in North Carolina could serve as a model moving forward.
For the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president, the United States will have an embassy in Cuba. The two countries are expected to announce on Wednesday that they'll open embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game may be less starry than usual this year because of Kansas City fans' campaign to get as many Royals players as possible into the game.
Misty Copeland made history on Tuesday, becoming the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. In an encore presentation: Steve Inskeep talks to Copeland about her first children's book, "Firebird." It's the story of a young African-American dancer who doesn't think she'll ever be as good as Copeland, who in turn, offers the young dancer much-needed words of inspiration and encouragement.
The plan allows children of immigrants living legally in the U.S. to join their parent and apply for refugee status. One father hopes to reunite with his son and daughter after 16 years apart.
Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.
Thom Feeney of London says he was fed up with the showdowns between Greece and its creditors. He started a campaign called Greek Bailout Fund to raise 1.6 billion euros to help pay Greece's debt.
Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro — the European currency.
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
In NPR's most recent poll a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons.
Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz. to get elementary school kids up and running.
First accepted by the women's swim team, Schuyler Bailar decided to join the men's team this coming fall. He is believed to be the first openly transgender NCAA swimmer.
In the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech by dropping coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant, which Trump co-owns.
The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.
Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.
Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels.
The Obama administration will announce on Wednesday when they will open embassies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.