Most know the story of Jesus' birth, but the biblical story doesn't say much about what life in Bethlehem was like then.
As top-tier Republicans push back at criticism after their debate on Tuesday, Democratic candidates are preparing for another debate tomorrow.
A wave of smog is due to settle over the Chinese city over the weekend, prompting a second Red Alert this month.
Slate's Julia Turner discusses today's popular stories, including a pharmaceutical executive's arrest and a long-awaited movie release.
"Outstanding" and "mesmerizing" are some of the adjectives used by critics to describe the Blue Heron music ensemble.
Robert Wright of the Financial Times explains how the German company's culture might have contributed to the emissions cheating.
The losers include people who wanted meat labels and debt relief for Puerto Rico. The winners include oil companies and horse lovers.
We talk to activist Tory Russell about the negotiations between the DOJ and the city of Ferguson, which officials describe as "productive."
Programs in Casablanca help those growing up in poverty to be less vulnerable to violent extremism.
One of the inductees isn't from the world of rock. The pioneering rap group N.W.A. made it in the fourth time they were nominated.
Five years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, igniting a revolution we came to know as the Arab Spring.
Our resident chef sifted through piles of cookbooks to find her new favorites. She also shares recipes from three.
A toy analyst explains why merchandise sales for the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise have been so high.
The number of children with above-average lead levels has nearly doubled since the city switched its drinking water source.
Jeff Brown of Brown's Super Stores, operates seven profitable ShopRite supermarkets in low-income areas in and around Philadelphia.
NPR's senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving rehashes last night's debate, and how each Republican candidate did.
After seeing photos of Syrian refugees in the news, these South Carolina students decided they needed to do something to help.
Abby Wambach will play the last game in her 14-year professional soccer career tonight. We talk about what made her stand out.
In 2009, President Obama set a goal of zero percent homelessness among veterans by 2015. We look at how much progress has been made.
After years of fighting through red tape, the family was reunited, just days before Qirat Chappra's death.