At New Orleans exhibits commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hurricane, NPR's Neda Ulaby found three artists who said they wouldn't have become artists if it hadn't been for the storm.
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
This past week saw a lot of changes in the world markets, with China's currency devaluation and approval of another Greek bailout. Economist Dambisa Moyo breaks down the latest news.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump all found themselves doing the same thing today — campaigning at the Iowa State Fair.
Bland, a black woman, was found dead last month in her jail cell. Since then, demonstrators have held vigils outside the jail where she was held. They say there's a limit to social media activism.
More Americans are using mizuko kuyo to grieve the loss of a child, whether it be from a miscarriage or an abortion. Those who participate say it helps them learn to balance love and loss.
The New York Times and ProPublica examined documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They reveal an extensive relationship between the spy agency and the telecom giant.
Delays, some stretching to nearly three hours, are being caused by a problem at an air traffic center in Virginia.
Col. Jean Bikomagu, who led the Tutsi faction during the country's protracted civil war, was killed in front of his house. It is the sixth apparent assassination in two weeks.
Appearing at the state fair with former Sen. Tom Harkin, who endorsed her on Friday, she reiterated that she never "sent or received email marked 'classified' " on her private server.
Finance ministers for the 19-nation common currency union approved the first tranche of an 86 billion euro package, the third such emergency deal in five years.
The Italian navy found them in the hold of a smuggling boat off the Libyan coast, apparently killed by fuel fumes. More than 300 others were rescued.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina flooded most of New Orleans, much progress has been made to rebuild the city. But black and white residents assess the recovery quite differently.
On the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II capitulation, Akihito offers an unprecedented apology for the death and destruction caused by Japanese forces.
Cynthia Hawkins leads a family business that endured the 1965 Watts riots, and the Rodney King riots in 1992. She praises the embattled neighborhood, and says strong community ties brought success.
Myanmar's military toppled the chairman of the ruling party and fellow reformers this week — a sign that country may not be on the road to democracy as hoped.
Under a new partnership between HBO and Sesame Street, PBS stations will screen new episodes of the children's show nine months after they appear on HBO. NPR's Scott Simon talks to media correspondent David Folkenflik.
Gilliant Tett of the Financial Times tells NPR's Scott Simon what China's currency devaluation this past week will mean for the rest of the world.
At the Democratics' Wing Ding dinner, Hillary Clinton dismissed the controversy over her use of a private email server as "partisan games."
More than 124,000 people have arrived by sea to the Greek islands this year; seven times more than the same period last year. But Kos, a popular tourist destination, has been the most unprepared.