Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.
Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.
With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.
A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.
One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.
In the search for criminals, the government has been scooping up data from thousands of Americans through their cellphones. Audie Cornish talks to Devlin Barrett, who broke this news in The Wall Street Journal.
After a major investigation into America's nuclear forces, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that he will be investing billions of dollars into the system, and changing to the way it's managed.
The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.
Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.
Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."