With the president overseas, investigations into ties between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign are moving forward in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado was one of seven congressional Republicans to call for an independent investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses. We examine criminal justice reform and drug sentencing.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to art critic Jerry Saltz about the Basquiat painting that sold at auction Thursday night for the record-breaking price of $110.5 million.
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of The New York Times.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his book, Coach Wooden and Me, about his 50-year relationship with his UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.
But there seem to be mixed feelings in Moscow at what has happened since Trump took office. The Kremlin never hid its preference for Donald Trump and celebrated his election victory.
But other cases are moving forward. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Hasen, law professor at UC Irvine. The high Court decided not to hear a case on North Carolina’s restrictive voting law.
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navaro talks to former U.S. After Saudi Arabia, President Trump’s next stop on his first trip abroad as president will be Israel. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.
Police arrested nearly two dozen MS-13 members after a two-year investigation. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles Times crime reporter Richard Winton about the gang’s history.
Burrowed into the side of a mountain, on a Norwegian island deep in the Arctic, is the Global Seed Vault, a small building where vital seed varieties are kept in a deep freeze year round.
After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.
Tamblyn tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she convinced Fitch to let her adapt it. Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut, Paint It Black, is adapted from Janet Fitch’s novel of the same name.
The official said in a statement that the country’s military “is closely monitoring the North Korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond.” A White House official confirmed the launch, according to a pool report. “We are aware that North Korea launched an MRBM,” the official said. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see […]
And the learning progress of nearly 200,000 students enrolled in 100-percent online “virtual charter schools” is generally so bad that representatives of the charter sector recently called for states to close many of them. But charter students elsewhere tend to do the same or worse. There’s far less agreement among researchers on the effects of […]
step up and defend free speech, defend individual liberty, defend the free flow of information that I saw under attack,” Torba says in the recent YouTube video, in which he also describes feeling “like a minority” in Silicon Valley “as a conservative, as a Christian, as a straight white male” in a place that’s “very […]
In this edition of New Sounds, we hear the different ways composers combine acoustic music and electronics to create ambient and almost ambient music. In “There Was No Gravity,” Cùil reverses and slows down a very famous classical piece. Can you figure out what it is? PROGRAM #3669 Electroacoustic Music (First aired on 12/4/2014) […]
“But we believe it’s because they now know what that kind of entertainment costs those animals.” The demise of the Ringling Brothers circus comes just months after SeaWorld agreed to stop breeding its captive orcas and to move away from its signature theatrical shows. “We’re really seeing a rising tide of consciousness when it comes […]
Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn’t, says Lucy Kellaway
In the 1980s, scientists repeated the exercise using CT scans. He died on May 21, 1860, of an epileptic seizure that was almost certainly related to his brain injury. “Even in cases of massive brain damage and massive incapacity, rehabilitation is always possible.” Gage lived for a dozen years after his accident. But in this […]