Why Salman Rushdie's work sparked decades of controversy

WHY SALMAN RUSHDIE'S WORK SPARKED DECADES OF CONTROVERSY

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this week. He has been the subject of death threats since his book...

Trump's name is not on the ballot Tuesday, but his thumb rests heavily on the scale

TRUMP'S NAME IS NOT ON THE BALLOT TUESDAY, BUT HIS THUMB RESTS HEAVILY ON THE SCALE

There is a good chance these will be the last bids for seats in Congress for two of the best-known women in American politics - Republican...

 
 
 
How gender-affirming care may be impacted when clinics that offer abortions close

HOW GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE MAY BE IMPACTED WHEN CLINICS THAT OFFER ABORTIONS CLOSE

After a Planned Parenthood in Knoxville, Tenn., burned down in January, patients relying on gender-affirming care scrambled to find...

These photos show who is included in the Taliban's Afghanistan

THESE PHOTOS SHOW WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE TALIBAN'S AFGHANISTAN

One year ago, the Taliban raised their white flag over Afghanistan's capital for the second time. NPR toured the country and spoke...

 
 
 
10 years after Austin Tice vanished in Syria, his family continues its fight for him

10 YEARS AFTER AUSTIN TICE VANISHED IN SYRIA, HIS FAMILY CONTINUES ITS FIGHT FOR HIM

American journalist Austin Tice is believed to have been kidnapped in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, in 2012. His mother says he's being...

Palestinian gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting

PALESTINIAN GUNMAN WOUNDS 8 IN LATE-NIGHT JERUSALEM SHOOTING

A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in an attack that came a...

 
 
 

WHAT OIL COMPANIES GAIN FROM THE LANDMARK CLIMATE BILL

Some say benefits for fossil fuel companies in Congress's climate change legislation weaken its impact. NPR's Michel Martin speaks...

Brazil's firearm ownership booms, and gun laws loosen, under President Bolsonaro

BRAZIL'S FIREARM OWNERSHIP BOOMS, AND GUN LAWS LOOSEN, UNDER PRESIDENT BOLSONARO

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued more than a dozen decrees in favor of Brazilians' right to bear arms. Sales have spiked...

 
 
 
The reason why presidents can't keep their White House records dates back to Nixon

THE REASON WHY PRESIDENTS CAN'T KEEP THEIR WHITE HOUSE RECORDS DATES BACK TO NIXON

Congress changed the law in the 1970s when President Nixon prepared to leave with his documents - and infamous tape recordings. (Image...

China is sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises

CHINA IS SENDING FIGHTER JETS TO THAILAND FOR JOINT EXERCISES

The training will include strikes on ground targets and troop deployment, the Chinese Defense Ministry said. China's expanding military...

 
 
 
A Democratic-aligned super PAC is ordered to pay Roy Moore $8.2M in a defamation suit

A DEMOCRATIC-ALIGNED SUPER PAC IS ORDERED TO PAY ROY MOORE $8.2M IN A DEFAMATION SUIT

A federal jury found that a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed the Alabama Republican in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations...

Women march in a rare protest in Kabul's streets - and face violence from the Taliban

WOMEN MARCH IN A RARE PROTEST IN KABUL'S STREETS - AND FACE VIOLENCE FROM THE TALIBAN

About two dozen women marched in Kabul chanting "bread, work, freedom," "we want political participation" and "no to enslavement,"...

 
 
 
The DOJ is investigating Southern Baptists following sexual abuse crisis

THE DOJ IS INVESTIGATING SOUTHERN BAPTISTS FOLLOWING SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has faced widespread sexual abuse problems, said several of the denomination's major...

Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is suspended 80 games for a positive drug test

PADRES STAR FERNANDO TATIS JR. IS SUSPENDED 80 GAMES FOR A POSITIVE DRUG TEST

Tatis won't play this season. MLB said he tested positive for clostebol, an anabolic steroid. Tatis said he accidentally took a medication...

 
 
 

ITALY IS SPENDING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS TO SAVE DYING VILLAGES. WILL IT WORK?

Using pandemic recovery money distributed by the European Union, Italy is trying to bring back one dying village in each of the country's...

My brother made it in Lagos - and taught me lessons about my life in London

MY BROTHER MADE IT IN LAGOS - AND TAUGHT ME LESSONS ABOUT MY LIFE IN LONDON

 
 
 

UNSEALED DOCUMENTS TELL THE WHAT AND WHY OF THE FBI'S SEARCH OF TRUMP'S PROPERTY

The FBI recovered classified information in its search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property this week. Unsealed court filings...

'Five Days at Memorial' showcases John Ridley's skill at tough stories

'FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL' SHOWCASES JOHN RIDLEY'S SKILL AT TOUGH STORIES

Executive producer, writer and director John Ridley says he tried to take an unbiased view of this new Apple+ drama based on what actually...

 
 
 
Here's one reason why America's racial wealth gap persists across generations

HERE'S ONE REASON WHY AMERICA'S RACIAL WEALTH GAP PERSISTS ACROSS GENERATIONS

A new poll finds white adults are more than twice as likely as others to get sizable financial help from parents or grandparents. By...

Long uncertain, young people's access to abortion is more complicated than ever

LONG UNCERTAIN, YOUNG PEOPLE'S ACCESS TO ABORTION IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN EVER

As more states restrict abortion, the obstacles for minors who need the procedure are growing. Abortion-rights advocates warn the legal...

 
 
 



LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Read more ...

Trump's name is not on the ballot Tuesday, but his thumb rests heavily on...

Trump's name is not on the ballot Tuesday, but his thumb rests heavily on the scale

There is a good chance these will be the last bids for seats in Congress for two of the best-known women in American politics - Republican icons Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sarah... Read more ...

15 Good N95, KF94, and KN95 Face Masks to Buy Right Now

Here are the best disposable coverings we've tested and researched-and where you can find them. Read more ...

To Fix Tech, Democracy Needs to Grow Up

Calls to “democratize technology” ring hollow when both systems seem to be failing. The key is realizing that democracy is not yet in its final form. Read more ...

Explosion rocks Yerevan shopping plaza

Explosion rocks Yerevan shopping plaza

One person is dead and another 20 are wounded, Armenia's Emergency Situations Ministry has said An explosion rocked a shopping plaza in the Armenian capital on Sunday... Read more ...

3 money habits a 6-figure-earning sex worker and a millionaire CEO have in...

Entrepreneur Kendra Y. Hill and sex worker Jet Setting Jasmine. Mykahl Raphael/Courtesy of Jet Setting Jasmine Business consultant Kendra Y. Hill made $2 million during the... Read more ...

Opinion | Concealing Classified Documents Is the Strongest Case Against...

Opinion | Concealing Classified Documents Is the Strongest Case Against Trump Yet

Former president Donald Trump's stubborn refusal to return highly classified material forced the Justice Department's hand, resulting in the execution of a search warrant at... Read more ...

A Science Fiction Writer's Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

A Science Fiction Writer's Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

Evidence that the world is warming is growing harder to ignore: The hottest temperatures ever were recorded in parts of Europe this summer. Wildfires are incinerating parts of... Read more ...

How New Moms Convinced Republicans It Was Finally Okay to Expand Medicaid

How New Moms Convinced Republicans It Was Finally Okay to Expand Medicaid

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The early days of Courtney Smith's pregnancy were dark. She bled for six weeks, a common but frightening experience during the first trimester of... Read more ...

Videocast: Cloudy and mild Sunday

Videocast: Cloudy and mild Sunday

Staying cloudy today, with highs just climbing into the low 70s. Sunshine returns tomorrow afternoon, but mild temperatures stick around. Read more ...