Longtime Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin is retiring. Host Robert Siegel profiles the close midterm race to replace him and one voting group that could sway the election: women voters.
Turkey says it will allow passage for Iraqi Kurdish fighters seeking to join Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State. This comes after the United States dropped supplies to combatants in the border town of Kobani.
Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.
The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
Host Audie Cornish speaks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the end of the 21-day monitoring period for the 43 people who had come into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.
Edward Munoz grew up a soccer phenom and his family invested in making him a success. School suffered, so he quit playing two years ago but only recently talked with his father about that decision.
Commentator Danielle Orfi, a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, says we should be worried about the flu, not Ebola. Ebola is serious, he says, but not spread widely in this country.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January. Out of those 1,000 jurors, 100 of them will be questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.
The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.
When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.
An NPR analysis of more than 7,000 buyouts shows most states receiving federal money are not on the coasts.
Download two songs from the well-loved Pennsylvania folk trio's new album, Bad Medicine.
A checkpoint near Kirkuk marks the line between Kurdish-controlled territory and the world of Islamic State extremists. Some 5,000 civilians stream across daily, lives and families divided.
The comet Siding Spring came closer to Mars than any comet has come to a planet in recorded history.
Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.
Meredith Blake of the Los Angeles Times explains the channel's recipe for success, and why it's so popular among affluent women.
A new report finds people are as ready and willing to go shopping as they were before the financial crisis.
The nine-member band showcases a mix of funk and Afrobeat on its new album, Burnt Offering.