In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.
In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.
Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.
Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.
Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.
An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.
George and Laura Bush said even though Barney received all the attention, Miss Beazley "never held a grudge against him."
Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.
GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.
The election of Narendra Modi is historic, marking a shift away from a party that has dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.
On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.
Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.
District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.
OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."
A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.
Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.
Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.
In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.
The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.
South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.