It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got a story behind it.
Expect heavy traffic and busy airports if traveling this Independence Day weekend. Travel industry groups say with unemployment down and wages ticking up, more Americans will be on the move.
NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.
As many Americans reject the Confederate flag as a symbol not appropriate for public display, NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Professor James W. Loewen about Southern secession and the Civil War.
Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with freelance journalist Ana Santos about her experience getting divorced in the Philippines, the only country where divorce is illegal.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Charles Ornstein of ProPublica about its research into payments doctors receive from drug and device companies.
A new documentary about singer Amy Winehouse goes beyond biopic standards to reveal a woman whose pains and successes were both well-earned.
The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.
Poet Tess Taylor reviews The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Bethany Kraft, director of the Gulf Restoration Program at Ocean Conservancy, about the BP spill's impact on the environment to date.
Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion in a settlement announced on Friday by Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The deal pays for the harm from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was the worst in U.S. history. The accident killed 11 rig workers.
Due to high costs of housing in Silicon Valley, John Potter rents out a tent on Airbnb for $40 a night.
President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.
It's easy to forget that the price tag was only invented 150 years ago. It's a fairly recent innovation, and the Planet Money podcast explains how it might be on its way out.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted federal recognition to the Virginia tribe, whose members encountered the first permanent English settlers some 400 years ago.
Maria from Sesame Street — aka actress Sonia Manzano — is retiring after more than 40 years. NPR reports on the Hispanic pioneer's impact on generations of children.