"There's a beautiful, kind of seductive trap in being autobiographical in our writing of songs: We just get stuck in our own syrup," says the soul artist.
Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.
In North Carolina Wednesday, two half-brothers wrongfully imprisoned for more than 30 years for a murder they did not commit were awarded $750,000 each. They were released last year.
Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.
Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.
Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.
A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.
Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Baltimore's chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby scored a victory Wednesday at a pre-trial hearing for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.
Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sworn in on the day of Baltimore unrest, again confronts tension between minority communities and police. Lynch condemns recent police killings and calls on everyone — law enforcement and civilians — to come together to stop a recent spate of violence.
Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.
Many of the migrants waiting outside the rail station in Budapest hoping to get to Germany are showing the effects of exhaustion, malnutrition and days of sleeping rough. Now some Hungarians are trying to help.
After decades of growth, some railroads are cutting staff because some of the most lucrative businesses for railroads — shipping commodities such as coal, crude oil and ore — have fallen off steeply.