Revelations about government surveillance have motivated a lot of reactions, some of which take into account that we gain something for some of the data we give up in our day-to-day lives. But the transaction is different when the government is involved.
Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with some difficult personal decisions, but she stresses the shift was spiritual, rather than cultural.
Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.
A symphony of cicadas has moved up the East Coast. In Summit, N.J., as in other communities, residents find their own ways of living alongside the transient creatures that emerge after 17 years of hibernation.
Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The blaze consumed 259 homes in the rural area, but due to insurance woes, money and time, only 10 households have finished rebuilding a year later.
In the Arab world's version of American Idol, a young singer from the isolated Gaza Strip is hitting the high notes of Palestinian hope. Supporters say a victory by Mohammad Assaf, a finalist in the competition, would be a victory for art, which has been long neglected in Gaza.
A top U.S. official Saturday said that resolving issues around cybersecurity would be "key to the future" of the countries' relationship. The comments follow a two-day summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The 3-year-old came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one victory, but the colt's trainer says they were "quietly confident coming in."
Sean Benschop turned himself in Saturday, a day after police issued a warrant for his arrest. He faces charges in connection to the incident Wednesday that killed six people and injured more than a dozen.
Colorful, fake coral gives aquarium visitors an eco-friendly glimpse inside a reef. At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, a new reef exhibit presents an artistic challenge to the coral fabrication team.
Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has been running an extensive domestic surveillance program involving companies like Google, Facebook and Apple has caused many Americans to ask what's left of their privacy. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic.
Guest host Tess Vigeland talks with NPR's Kirk Siegler about the early wildfire season this year in the west and whether or not a new fleet of air tankers promised to the forest service will be ready in time for the worst of the season.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says recent reporting by The Guardian and The Washington Post, among others, threatens to give terrorists a 'playbook' for thwarting detection.
Sarah Murnaghan's family took up a legal fight to push the 10-year-old higher on the adult organ waitlist. In addition to trying to secure new lungs, mother Janet Murnaghan says the system needs to change.
Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
Revelations that the federal government is collecting massive amounts of data about telephone calls and Internet traffic has some people nervous that George Orwell's vision of Big Brother constantly watching them has come true.
Williams beat Russia's Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-4 for her first win at the French Open in more than a decade.
The man suspected of setting the deadly fire left a suicide note at his home and reportedly kept a blog of his frustrations with the government in obtaining social security benefits.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has promised to push back on the strikes, lodges a formal protest with a top U.S. envoy in Islamabad.
Cory Booker announces his candidacy to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and is likely to face two other Democrats in an August primary.