The federal government has detained thousands of women and children since last summer after Central American families poured across the border claiming asylum. But a federal district court judge ruled last week that three detention facilities that hold these families aren't meeting legal standards. And that means those centers soon could be shut down.
On a trip to Kenya, a first for a sitting president, Barack Obama took advantage of his heritage. The first Kenyan-American president wrestled with tension between his office and family obligations.
The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.
As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.
Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.
Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.
The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.
A representative for the Houston family has said the daughter of the late entertainer and R&B singer Bobby Brown has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub.
The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.
Spirits were infectiously high on Saturday as Isbell channeled the best of the southern rock tradition on songs from his new album, Something More Than Free.
In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.
It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?
The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.
A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.
I Am Cait, the E! Entertainment reality show about Caitlyn Jenner, premieres Sunday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Slate TV critic Willa Paskin about the show.
In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.
The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.
In 1984, Steve McCurry was in Pakistan covering a refugee crisis for National Geographic. Captivated by a young girl's eyes, he clicked the shutter — and took one of the magazine's most iconic photos.
After a decade of music, the electro-cumbia band from Bogotá is expanding its vision. Simón Mejía discusses the group's major-label debut, Amanecer.