Terrified of frequent suicide attacks and barrel bombings and fed up with a plummeting economy, Iraqis are leaving the country by the thousands.
Kim Davis was put behind bars earlier this week for refusing to comply with a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The town of Naraha, which had 7,400 residents, was evacuated in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered the release of radiation at the power plant.
When Congress returns from summer recess Tuesday, it will tackle the Iran nuclear deal, but that won't be its only big issue. NPR's Scott Simon gets the details from correspondent Scott Horsley.
The refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have been blocked for days from leaving Hungary.
Only one person can win the presidency in 2016, and some of those running have scant chance of victory. So why are they in the race? Many hope luck is on their side, but some might have other goals.
Friday's decent but unspectacular jobs report didn't answer the question of whether the Fed is about to raise interest rates. But even if the Fed finally takes the plunge, it will do so very gradually.
Hundreds of migrants began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday after becoming frustrated by Hungary's closing of rail links towards Germany. Meanwhile, Austria and Germany announced that they would allow migrants into their countries.
The National Park Service is developing ways to increase diversity. One initiative is the Urban Archeology Corps. Teens in Virginia recently got their hands dirty exploring a little-known chapter of African-American history.
Police in Adygea, Russia, are creating special police detail for wedding parties, where guests celebrate by shooting guns in the air and driving recklessly.
Milwaukee is at the top of the list violent cities, with a 76 percent increase in homicides. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.
People in Rowan County, Ky., got marriage licenses Friday for the first time in two months.The county clerk there was jailed after she defied the Supreme Court to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
A new study looks at how long people live in 188 countries — and how they fare. Regardless of whether you're in a rich or poor nation, you'll probably face health issues for one-eighth of your life.
Farmers, chefs and small-batch producers get a lot of praise these days. Truckers are rarely mentioned — yet most of the food that ends up on our dinner tables depends on their labor.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said police are "feeling the assault from the president." Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said "there doesn't seen to be the unqualified and universal support" for police officers.
More than 1,000 weary Syrian refugees were greeted with food and applause at the Austrian border after arriving by busloads from a long, chaotic journey through Hungary.
Rocco Logozzo talks about his nephew, Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach after a failed voyage from Turkey to Greece, and about the regret he and his wife feel for funding the trip.
A documentary about Franklin's famous 1972 live album Amazing Grace has suffered years of delays due to technical and legal challenges.
Lt. Roland De Los Santos said that Ryan Goforth, 5, and his father had bought matching Captain America T-shirts — and that while Ryan has his on today, "underneath his uniform, so does Darren."
The photograph of the 3-year-old Syrian refugee who died is part of a long tradition: an iconic picture that shows a child at the mercy of tragedy.