Climate change is opening up the Arctic to luxury cruises, including an Alaska-to-New York voyage. The vacation destination takes advantage of warming oceans but raises safety and ethical concerns.
Three transgender plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's law will be allowed to use the bathrooms that match their gender identities, at least until the case is tried in November.
The judges say although an immigrant was convicted of using false documents to work, that doesn't make her guilty of moral turpitude. One judge calls the case a waste of taxpayers' money.
Hear three interpretations of the musical icon: on screen, with actor and director Don Cheadle; on the page, with co-biographer Quincy Troupe; and on stage, with trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.
The communication between piano and voice often becomes deeply personal. Two rising stars of their instruments prove as much in duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.
Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.
Watch the boundary-pushing R&B singer perform "What's Normal Anyway" live in the studio.
The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.
Tom Moon reviews the new album from Britney Spears, Glory. This is Spears' ninth studio album.
After catastrophic flooding, it might make sense not to rebuild and insure homes that were damaged. Some neighborhoods have retreated rather than rebuilt and insured. That has a lot of advantages, but it is hard to pull off.
President Obama expanded a national marine monument to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea off Hawaii. It's now the largest protected area on the planet. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Douglas McCauley, assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, about its beauty and significance.
Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.
After launching his presidential campaign with promises to deport millions of immigrants in this country illegally, Donald Trump has taken a series of positions on the issue that have confused his supporters and opponents alike.
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.