Tribal members protested the building of the controversial pipeline, near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, because it would cut across burial grounds and threaten the reservation's water supply.
Victor Davis Hanson, "Carnage and Culture" author and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks politics with Scott Simon. He calls the election cycle a continuation of populist outrage.
A crime syndicate reaps billions working out of its base in Italy's Calabria region. But local farmers have found a way to resist the mob's extortion rackets.
When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.
Shanthi the 41-year-old Asian elephant has a problem: arthritis. Teva designed her some special boots, which made us wonder what footwear other would animals wear. Our Facebook friends had some ideas.
Host Scott Simon talks about Serena Williams, and what's happening in American League baseball with regular commentator Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN and ESPN the magazine.
The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.
First responder John Feal created a memorial for other Sept. 11 responders who died not on the day, but of health issues related to working at ground zero.
Children in Baton Rouge, La., are back in class after a three-week interruption. But life is still upended: Many students are displaced and still living in shelters, and don't know where they'll go.
Star Trek debuted on TV in 1966, and Starship Enterprise is still seeking strange new worlds. Co-star George Takei credits creator Gene Roddenberry's inclusive vision for Trek's enduring popularity.