Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.
Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.
Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.
Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.
The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.
Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.
The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.
Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.
Iraqi human rights advocate Hanaa Edwar joins Melissa Block to offer her perspective on the country's security crisis, its effects on daily life and the hopes Iraqis have for the future.
Melissa Block talks to NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog about the state of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts.