The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.
Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.
In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.
A peace march in central Moscow on Sunday drew more than 25,000 protesters, objecting to the Russian government's actions in Ukraine.
Music critic Will Hermes reviews the latest album from Perfume Genius, Too Bright.
The Secret Service is reviewing how it secures the White House after an Iraq war vet jumped the fence and made it inside the doors before being subdued. What led up to the security lapse?
Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.
The Syrian refugee flood in southern Turkey this weekend is just the latest in a larger crisis in the region. NPR's Melissa Block and Robert Siegel go over the numbers.
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has emphasized pastoral needs and compassion over rigid positions on issues such as gay rights, but church experts don't expect a sea change on hot-button issues.
India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.
Ever wonder why watch ads always display the same time, 10:10, and why Apple's new watch is a minute early? NPR's All Tech Considered ponders the tradition of watch times in advertising.
The Islamic State recently launched an offensive that sent a wave of Kurdish refugees into Turkey from Syria. Deborah Amos reports from southern Turkey on the chaos on the border.