As the Civil War was winding down 150 years ago, Union leaders asked their men how they could help the thousands of newly freed slaves.
If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.
An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.
Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Five years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams for the U.S. State Department tells Audie Cornish why the reconstruction has been achingly slow.
Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.
Swedish-born actress Anita Ekberg, who was best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita, died in Italy on Sunday at the age of 83.
The show, which portrays a 70-year-old coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon.
In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.
Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.