Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.
The NCAA tournament is down to two unlikely but familiar finalists. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate's Mike Pesca for his take on Monday's championship game.
Months after moving in, Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he'll move out of a $2.2 million mansion. Parishioners had expressed anger over his building a Tudor-style mansion in a pricey neighborhood.
The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Barcelona soccer club has been banned from trading for 14 months for signing overseas players under 18 years old, against FIFA rules. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with soccer reporter Ashish Sharma.
Anja Niedringhaus was killed last week in an attack by an Afghan police commander. She was in Khost province covering the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.
Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.
Fort Hood shooting victims were taken last week to the Scott and White Memorial Hospital, the same one that victims of the 2009 shooting. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with trauma director Matthew Davis.
A court in Japan recently released Iwao Hakamada, thought to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with David Johnson, an expert on Japan's legal system.
Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.
It's been two weeks since a mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington. The disaster prompted an outpouring of donations; now local officials are asking only for monetary gifts.
Ships and search planes are being sent to investigate a pulse signal that a Chinese patrol ship picked up twice this weekend, says the head of the search effort for a Malaysia Airlines jet.
Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.
College costs the same for both genders, but women spend a higher portion of their salaries on paying off debt than men because they make less. It starts as soon as they enter the workforce.
It's hard to get people to change their health behaviors for the better. Would putting drawings of simple health truisms on a pack of cards help? One creative tech geek wants to find out.
Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a "pulse signal" reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came from the missing Malaysian jetliner.
Peter Matthiessen's publisher says he died Saturday after being ill "for some months." He had been diagnosed with leukemia. Matthiesen was 86.
The eighth-seeded Wildcats will face the seventh-seeded Huskies in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.
People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.
The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.