The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway.
A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Katherine Meyer, an attorney with the Wildlife Advocacy Project, about how animal advocates are celebrating the end of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, about his reaction to the Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.
Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
The distinctive white arches looming over the Edmund Pettus Bridge are in pretty much every photo about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. But many folks don't know about the man the bridge was named for, and like many people, he has a complicated past.
NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block share letters from listeners about a series on Muslim identity in Europe, the "What Shapes Health" series, and a story about the career of Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
As part of her reporting on Muslim minorities in Europe, NPR's Audie Cornish meets journalist Mely Kiyak, a German-born daughter of Kurds from Turkey. In her spoken word performance, "Hate Poetry," she and her colleagues stage readings of the intense hate mail they receive because of their foreign origins.
Aydan Özoguz, Germany's federal commissioner for migration and refugees, is the highest-ranking Muslim in the German government. She says she is frustrated by the way terrorist incidents drive wedges between different groups in Germany.
During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.
More than 600 cars have been stranded on Kentucky highways since Wednesday night with limited access to food, gas and water.
The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.
A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.
Even though prosecutors declined to charge former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, his parents say someone needs to be held responsible for his death.
This is a story about a man trying to plan for the unimaginable: What would he do if his girlfriend were kidnapped?