A cast of lawyers and a federal judge in New York City perform dramatic re-enactments of historic trials involving Asian-Americans. Their latest production, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, focuses on a 19th-century Supreme Court case with parallels to present-day immigration debates.
On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis burned down synagogues, destroyed Jewish businesses and arrested more than 26,000 Jews. Germans and Jews alike are still grappling with the legacy, 75 years later. Margot Friedlander is one survivor, who has returned to Berlin after decades of exile.
The characterization of Democrat Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial win in Virginia as a women-driven rejection of the GOP position on abortion is too pat, analysts say: Voters were saying no to an extreme candidate.
Two of the nation's top naval intelligence officers, Vice Adm. Ted Branch and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, have had their access to classified material suspended in connection with a bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based contractor.
Nearly half of those surveyed in Hungary and France said they had considered emigrating over safety concerns.
The skulls, often collected from abandoned cemeteries, are blessed at chapel each year and revered as objects of devotion.
There are two sides to the ill-fated rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The big one, the one we've all been hearing about, is the front end -- the website. The bigger one, quite possibly, is the back end. It's the plumbing of actually making sure people and their policies get matched up at insurance companies and at doctors offices.
Robert Laszewski is president of the health care consulting firm Health Policy Strategy and Associates in Washington. He says that the troubles Americans are facing trying to sign up on Healthcare.gov are about to get bigger.
"The bad news is that only a few enrollments are coming through to each insurance company a day -- 10, 15, 20 enrollments. The good news is that's so few they can actually spend the time cleaning them up and getting them right. The risk here is if the government opens up the front door before the backdoor is fixed, and now thousands of enrollments start coming in every day (and) some significant percentage are bad, they're not going to be able to handle it."
In December, the satirical news source will stop publishing print editions and shift to being all-digital. Milwaukee Public Radio calls today "a sad day for the sarcastic among us."
Rumors that a major Obama bundler bankrolled an effort to sink the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia appear to be exaggerated.
Goodbye to the era of the dropbox, the blue-and-yellow membership card, and the bag of movies you might fight over on the couch.
"I'm never surprised when brick and mortar stores go out of business these day," said Mike Gottlieb, who was renting movies at a Blockbuster in Fair Lawn, N.J. “Because there's so many alternatives on the internet."
Indeed, the number of people watching DVDs on any weeknight has dropped by a third in just four years. At the same time, DVR playback at home has grown. Three times as many people now watch DVR playback as DVDs, according to research from Horizon Media.
Blockbuster has been declining for several years and filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Still, it kept several retail stores.
"You know when you close a store, it costs money,” said David Strasser, a managing director at Janney Capital Markets. "Getting things out of the store marking down inventory, just doing all the things to leave that store flat, status quo can sometimes just last a long time."
Other companies have also hung on in a weakened state before closing their stores for good. Linens n’ Things, Circuit City, and Borders Books all suffered similar fates.
Analyst Michael Pachter said retailers selling just one thing are facing an uphill battle in the internet age.
"There's really no reason for specialty retail," he said "unless they offer something you can't get elsewhere."
The weather and demand from China are driving prices up. But how do you say the word pecan? NPR's Melissa Block gets answers from a pecan farmer and a linguistics expert.
Dish Network announced this week that it will shutter the 300 or so remaining Blockbuster stores it owns across the country. But in some places, dozens of the video stores will have an unlikely afterlife.
For more than a century, French law has allowed stores to open on Sundays only under specific conditions. It also tightly controls other types of Sunday work. Several stores are now challenging that ban, as people question the tradition amid a languishing economy and a 24/7 world.
The rules require most health insurance plans to provide the same coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment as they do for other types of ailments. Coverage also has expanded under the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone benefits.
Finding out how much an X-ray costs sounds like a simple question. But before Oct. 1, it was downright impossible to get an answer. Now, Massachusetts is pulling back the curtain on what has been a largely secret world of health care prices.
It may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diet. For starters, eating more vegetables probably won't hurt.
Many health insurers must treat coverage of mental health and substance abuse in the same way they handle treatments for physical illness, according to a new rule issued Friday by the Obama administration.
In this week's round-up of tech coverage from NPR and beyond, we look back on Twitter's big debut, All Things Considered's week of innovation stories from California and Google's reveal about its mystery barge in the San Francisco bay.
Catherine Rampell from the New York Times and Reuters' Felix Salmon recap the week in news. The economy added 200,000 jobs this month. Good news right? Well, not quite. Unemployment rose from 7.2 percent to 7.3 percent.
New York Magazine asks, Why is Goldman Sachs easing up on its underlings?
Think you're not qualified for that job you have? You're not the only one. Learn about Imposter Syndrome
Paul Ford explains the technology behind Twitter
What do George Clooney, Sotheby’s C.E.O. William Ruprecht and Sony C.E.O. Kazuo Hirai all have in common? Their feelings about billionaire Dan Loeb
Why did AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fire an employee in front of 1,000 other coworkers?
After winning an election on a platform of pragmatism and compromise, Robert "Heshy" Bucholz is set to become what many believe will be the first Whig to hold elected office in Philadelphia since before the Civil War.