The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.
Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.
The country's president and insurgents have pledged to sign a treaty, ending the Americas' longest-running conflict. But peace relies on small-town mayors, whose campaigns are often founded on favors.
As the presidential campaign season heats up, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton made an appearance on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
More than 90,000 migrants have passed through Croatia in the last two weeks. Authorities are registering them and immediately sending to the Hungarian border, which Hungary plans to soon close.
Nina Totenberg speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what to expect from the new session of the Supreme Court, which begins each year on the first Monday in October.
Sanders' campaign in the Democratic presidential primary race has excited many progressives. But the big issue of the moment is gun control, where his views diverge with many liberals.
Geraldine Brooks is a Pulitzer Prize winning historical novelist. Her latest book "The Secret Chord," tells the story of King David. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke to her about her conception of the flawed king.
Colombia's government and Marxist guerrillas, with help from the pope, have agreed to end their 50-year armed conflict. Reporter John Otis discusses the country's prospects with NPR's Rachel Martin.
When H&M put a Muslim girl in a headscarf in an online ad this summer, it prompted celebration among Hijabi fashionistas. Is it a sign that the public is more open to Muslim culture?
The recent shooting in Oregon prompted the president to again call for action on gun control. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin on the uphill battle to pass new legislation.
The community of Roseburg, Ore., struggles to come to terms with the mass shooting that killed nine last week, and police continue to investigate what motivated the shooter.
Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.
You've heard of cover songs — now, a group of authors are writing cover plays, retelling the works of Shakespeare in their own words. Jeanette Winterson leads off, reimagining The Winter's Tale.
A one-time pop sensation, the singer and composer made a deft pivot to theater with his Tony-winning music for Spring Awakening. These days, he's exploring the electronic music of his youth.
For each six-letter word given this week, add two letters at the start to complete a common eight-letter word. The answer never involves adding a regular prefix like RE- or UN-.