The sweet potato pie, sold in boxes bearing LaBelle's face, was a ho-hum seller until a video singing its praises went viral last week. Why pie fever? Partly, it's about celebrating black culture.
As immigration to the U.S. shifts from Mexico to Central America, more Mayan speakers find themselves stuck without translators in the court system.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican candidate for president, also called for a "timeout" on America's Syrian refugee program "until we can ensure we have proper vetting."
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans about the actor's announcement that he is HIV-positive. Sheen said he has paid millions to keep his health issue a secret for years.
One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex Of Late September, October and November, or DEVOLSON.
Lydia Smith, 87, is one of the 2.6 million women aged 65 and over living at or below the poverty line. Older women are more than twice as likely as men to live in poverty.
Many people were moved last week by an online comic on a site called "The Oatmeal." It was illustrated and written by Matthew Inman and tells the story of a heroic rescue after a plane crash in 1947.
Yazidis and Kurds have retaken the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which fell to ISIS last year. Yazidis, who have been brutally targeted by ISIS, now warn of dire consequences for those in ISIS-held villages.
Security officials say the Paris attacks are an example why law enforcement needs to access encrypted data. Privacy advocates and the tech industry say such "back doors" are not the best solution.
NPR's Robert Siegel hears from Parisians in the aftermath of Friday's attack. A Moroccan-born baker kept his shop open even after bullets hit: "Bread, even during wartime, must always be made."