How is it that the nation's 14th richest state ranks 42nd in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR.
The last polls in Indiana have closed, and Donald Trump is projected to win the GOP primary. On the Democratic side, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call.
There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.
Thousands of kids in Flint who have been exposed to high levels of lead are at risk of major behavioral and cognitive problems. But early education intervention can help mitigate these effects.
The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.
As many as 80 percent of Americans don't know what's for dinner by 4 p.m. that same day. From in-grocery store restaurants to local, organic cafeteria fare, new options for fast meals are cropping up.
The struggling postal service in Finland is working to adapt in the technological age by offering non-mail related services, including lawn mowing.
Aid workers in Syria face arrest and torture from the government and threats from rebel groups just for trying to get baby food to areas under siege. Two of them tell their stories and plead for help.
Voters in Indiana are at the polls Tuesday in a presidential primary that could largely determine the outcome of the GOP race, while Bernie Sanders fights on to influence Democrats.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Fred Kaplan of Slate about the American mission in Iraq. President Obama vowed the U.S. would not have a combat role when he sent American forces back to Iraq to fight ISIS.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian, about the problems within the British Labour Party and the political left over anti-Semitism.
The Broadway hit musical, Hamilton, is up for 16 Tony Award nominations, and that's sure to boost its already high profits. In April, the musical's producers struck a deal to share some of its profits with original cast members. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michael Paulson, a reporter for The New York Times, about what this means for the industry.
China is opening up an investigation into giant search engine Baidu after the death of a university student who accused the website of promoting false medical information.
An American service member was killed on Tuesday after an ISIS attack broke through Iraqi Kurdish defensive lines north of the city of Mosul. Kurdish Peshmerga troops also were killed and wounded. The U.S. responded with air support to beat back the attack, but fighting continued in an offensive the U.S. says was an attempt by ISIS to "show its teeth."
A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community. The dunes hide a wealth of titanium.