NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.
On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.
Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.
Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.
Most people think of beavers as pests — they cause floods and block irrigation. But as Mel Babik tells NPR's Scott Simon, she's finding a new use for the buck-toothed critters in the Yakima Basin.
In a new movie, Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Guantanamo who lets one of the detainees get to her. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Peter Sattler about his first feature film.
Six months after it was annexed by Russia, most nations still consider Crimea part of Ukraine. But Morning Edition's David Greene tells NPR's Scott Simon the republic is clearly dominated by Russia.
Suma Chakrabarti, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells NPR's Scott Simon about efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.
Pink and City and Colour's Dallas Green speak with NPR's Scott Simon about their new album as You+Me,.
Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.
On her solo debut, the Kentucky-born songwriter and member of the country trio Pistol Annies relishes storytelling. Not all the stories are true, but every one comes from real life.
For the International Day of the Girl Child, we wanted to bring to light issues that are often hidden from view. So we turned to five photographers who devote much of their time to girls' issues.
A new biography by Meryle Secrest looks at the troubled life of designer Elsa Schiaparelli — renowned as the Queen of Fashion, a glamorous innovator whose career never recovered from World War II.
Although he was cut from the roster for the World Cup this summer, the retiring soccer legend got a grand send-off in his final game with the U.S. team.
The government long maintained it could not tell anyone whether they were on the list or provide a reason why. In June a judge struck that down as unconstitutional.
The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a cartel of Swiss cheese makers, which ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years.
The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.
The New York Times invited six second-graders to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. The result is the most charming thing on the Internet today.
The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents that had been withheld previously. They reveal nothing we didn't already know, but give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.