Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.
They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.
Senators meet in a rare Saturday session in hopes of resolving last-minute differences over the "cromnibus" measure before a midnight deadline.
Demonstrators gather in the nation's capital to protest the deaths of African Americans at the hands of white police officers. Here's a look at reports from social media.
Thousands are expected to attend the march sparked by anger over the fatal police shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice and the choking death of Eric Garner.
One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.
Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his now ex-wife, Princess Srirasmi, have ended their 13-year marriage, the palace says.
An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.
Hong Kong's final pro-democracy protest camp was removed by the police this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Langfitt about the future of the movement and relations with mainland China.
The end of the 113th Congress means a lot of goodbyes for retiring members and for those who lost in November. That means, at least for a moment, partisanship took some time off on the Senate floor.
The Justice Department has decided not to force journalist James Risen to reveal a source. Correspondent David Folkenflik talks to NPR's Scott Simon about a case that became a flashpoint for press freedom.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about the evolution of the CIA's approach to counter-terrorism, from interrogations to drone attacks.
Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter tells NPR's Scott Simon that, whether or not the CIA's interrogation techniques produced viable intelligence, they were still morally wrong.
The Senate is poised to pass the trillion-dollar spending bill that narrowly cleared the House this week. But anger about the measure from both parties has delayed the Senate.
Civil rights leaders and other activists are marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to pressure Congress to take action in the wake of recent shooting deaths of blacks by police officers.
Russia, China and other emerging market countries have been buying up large quantities of gold, something governments and individuals have done for centuries during uncertain economic times.
The two leading Palestinian factions recently agreed to end a feud and work together. But in the Gaza Strip, the wounds have not healed from a nasty bout of infighting in 2007.
NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.
Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.
Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.