Incoming freshman to the University of Chicago will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful. The university alerted students in a welcoming letter that as a policy it does not provide safe spaces or trigger warnings, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.
A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.
After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus — in essence to surrender.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Errol Joseph, whose house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina, about how he is working with volunteers from the non-profit Lowernine.org to help people rebuild after flooding in Baton Rouge, La.
Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.
A Chicago couple go on a first date-that's-not-a-date in 1989 in Southside With You. Her name is Michelle. His is Barack.
Noteworthy host Jason King speaks with the R&B icon about his creative process.
Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."
As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.
Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here's an update on where the laws stand.
Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.
Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.
Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.
As a visual artist, Leonardo Benzant digs deep to produce work that has been described as "otherworldly."
In northern New Mexico, Hispano subsistence farmers rely on irrigation ditches to water their crops.
From Guatemalan folk songs to the blues, Gaby Moreno creates music that sounds fresh and new while drawing from the past.
New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is having a great year, and it might be because of the personalized walk-up he created with a musical legend.
In much of Latin America, people kiss to greet but it is not that way in the U.S. We get into the geopolitics of kissing.
We open up the conversation about baby traditions at the Latino USA offices.
Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?