If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.
In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.
It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.
The airline initially said just one passenger lost consciousness. It still doesn't know what caused the crisis.
The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.
Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested.
The docudrama 24 Days doesn't try to explain the thinking of those who abducted and killed a Jewish Parisian. Instead, it considers what can be known about the motives of others.
Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.
As NPR gears up for the 2016 presidential election, staffers provide insight into how they are choosing which candidates to interview.
NPR has this tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope — a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Trouble."
The conceptually intriguing story of a woman who doesn't age is let down by the (ironically?) lifeless way it presents the many, many years she has to work with.
Two months after Congress held hearings on President Obama's proposal for an authorization of military force against the self-declared Islamic State, Congress has done precisely nothing.
NPR's Planet Money profiles a Hungarian immigrant who pioneered computerized trading. Thomas Peterffy struggled for years and experimented with many techniques, including a typing robot.
Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.
In New York City, award-winning poets are sitting in booths Thursday, ready to write poems on demand for passersby. Organizers of the event say they want to bring poetry to everyone in the city.
President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be his attorney general last November. Five months later, the full Senate finally voted to confirm her nomination Thursday. NPR looks at what will be on her plate at the Justice Department.
Friday marks 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. Astrophysicist and NPR blogger, Adam Frank, celebrates what it's shown us.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Carlotta Sami, spokesperson at UNHCR for Southern Europe, about the survivors of what is being called the biggest migrant boat disaster to date in the Mediterranean.
European leaders are gathering in Brussels to address the crisis. A tentative plan calls for more money for border security in the Mediterranean and possible military action against traffickers.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Tom Parks of Saco, Maine, whose daughter Molly Parks died April 16 of a heroin overdose. Parks shared details of his daughter's death on Facebook and in her obituary.