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Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas.

Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen has disappeared in April. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with attorney Natalie Khawam and Vanessa's sister Lupe Guillen about new details in this case.

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens thousands of lives across the US can be saved by more people wearing face masks.

Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.

Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.

The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.

Despite calls for Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as his vice presidential pick, many progressives are urging him to choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead.

The current surge in cases can be contained, says White House advisor Anthony Fauci. But it's going to take a real focus on social distancing — and mask wearing.

Two lawyers could face life in prison for allegedly firebombing an empty police car during a protest in New York. Prosecutors call it a calculated crime. Supporters say they're being singled out.

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