Most charities get money from donors and spend it on things they think will help people — schools, medicine, farm animals. GiveDirectly just gives money away. And that poses a challenge to the more traditional charities.
Putin issued the 10-week ban along with other orders designed to tighten security. All of this comes in the shadow of newly-passed anti-gay laws.
As speculation begins about who will replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, NPR's Steve Henn has some advice for his successor: Take bigger risks — and more of them. Do more to encourage innovation and don't forget the PC just yet.
Travelers can tell you that getting a glimpse into another person's culture can help erase ethnic prejudices. A laboratory experiment found that to be true, but only if people feel that they have a choice in the matter.
A military jury has sentenced Robert Bales, the U.S. staff sergeant who admitted killing 16 Afghan civilians in 2012, to life in prison without parole. During the punishment hearings held this week, Bales was confronted by family members of victims and people who survived the March 11, 2012, attacks.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.
During the court martial, Maj. Nidal Hasan acted as his own attorney and seemed intent on seeking the death penalty. The military jurors begin the sentencing phase on Monday.
The housing sector has been a bright spot for the economy. But a drop in sales of new homes last month has some economists thinking that higher mortgage rates might be sapping some of that sector's momentum.
Jennifer Fitzgerald's ex-boyfriend abandoned her car in an employee parking lot at Chicago's O'Hare in 2009. It sat there collecting tickets until last year.
The wildfire burst into Yosemite National Park on Friday after growing to more than 105,620 acres, the U.S. Forestry Service says. More than 2,000 firefighting personnel are working on the blaze known as the Rim wildfire, which is only 2 percent contained.
Further fallout from the National Security Agency leaks dominated the news as the partner of a Guardian reporter was detained in the U.K. and word emerged that hard drives at the newspaper had been destroyed. And Steve Ballmer's departure announcement raised speculation about who will succeed him as Microsoft's CEO.
Syrian children account for 1 million of the 1.75 million Syrians who have fled their country since the beginning of the upheaval in 2011, the United Nations says.
Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.
As the US prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to Scot Nakagawa. He recently wrote an article called "Three Things Asian-Americans Owe to the Civil Rights Movement."
Voice over artist Pete Gustin can't read scripts - he's legally blind. But, as he tells Tell Me More, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.
This summer, Tell Me More has been asking listeners for their version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. Notre Dame Professor Maria McKenna took it to another level and pitched the question to her class. She tells us about some of the common threads from the assignment and the parallels between education and civil rights.
Time Warner and CBS have been fighting over retransmission consent fees. The failure to reach an agreement means that for close to three weeks, Time Warner customers in some big markets have been unable to watch CBS through the cable company.
Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.
Rescue groups and others dealing with a real problem — packs of stray dogs in many parts of the city — are inflating the figures, a Detroit journalist argues.
So far, the Atlantic has been hurricane-free, but one forecaster points out that similar years in the past have had very active second halves.