The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate Monday night, with high stakes for both candidates.
It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.
China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Trump's position would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Hillary Clinton later on Sunday.
For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
The U.N. Secretary-General said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation," and that the bombing of densely populated urban areas may amount to war crimes.
The young ace was Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any pitcher in the National League.
For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.
This summer, Hamilton met NPR Music in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C. for a tour of some of the places — from his boyhood church to the barbershop where he cut hair — that shaped his voice.
Humbert Humbert, the main character in Lolita, is one of the most famous "sympathetic" villains in history. Today, a story from the point of view of a sexual predator might not get told in literature.
When it's time to divorce, Hollywood celebs (like a certain Brad and Angelina) turn to the queen of breakup litigation, Laura Wasser. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Vanity Fair's Julie Miller.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is open to the public after a dedication ceremony on Saturday. President Obama cut the ribbon on the brand new museum.
For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.
Carfentanil, a potent variation on fentanyl, is being blamed for a wave of opioid overdoses. In Cincinnati, the coroner, crime lab and first responders are struggling to keep up.
All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.
Mendoza says she's often felt caught between cultures. But she's learned to embrace multiple identities simultaneously — and it shows in her music.
The first presidential debate of 2016 is Monday night in Hempstead, N.Y. It could be a major turning point in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's campaign is not weighing down Republican Senate candidates across the country as Democrats had initially hoped. In Ohio, the GOP Senate candidate has a big lead over the Democrat.
As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.