As Congress debates the future of No Child Left Behind, one state falls short of federal testing requirements.
What are the obstacles that keep adults off the field? How can sports help keep kids and adults in good health? What are the best ways to encourage more widespread and enduring participation?
More than 6,000 incidents involving children and liquid laundry packets have been reported to poison control centers so far this year. The health problems include respiratory distress and vomiting.
Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.
Saeed al-Batal is a pseudonym for a Syrian photographer who lives in a rebel area near the capital Damascus. In one of his periodic talks with NPR, he says he has just lost his home again.
Protesters took to the streets even before the Greek Parliament accepted a new bailout deal that includes tough — and controversial — austerity measures. Some demonstrations turned violent.
If Mockingbird gave us a South that could be read in terms of black and white, Watchman reveals the gray complexity that is the real Dixie.
A spokesman said the 41st president fell at his home in Maine. As a precaution he was admitted to a hospital.
Scientists have long wondered what's in the wispy cloud of gas floating in the space between the stars, absorbing starlight. Turns out it's a form of carbon named after architect Buckminster Fuller.
How we view winning and losing may help shape whether we play sports as adults, some psychologists say. In NPR's recent poll, 56 percent of adults who play sports say winning is important to them.
The health agency says kissing and cuddling chickens could be contributing to outbreaks of salmonella. But backyard chicken owners aren't about to lay off the birds.
Just like World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas during secret chemical testing, Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange had trouble obtaining VA benefits — until they got the law changed.
California is trying to do just that, though police and advocates for ex-offenders are at odds over whether it will work. The debate is playing out as President Obama is calling for nationwide reform.
Jenner, who made her transition to becoming a woman public earlier this year, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the sports ceremony Wednesday night.
David Greenglass' courtroom testimony helped execute his sister Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius Rosenberg, in 1953. But he later suggested to a reporter it was his own wife who played a role.
The NAACP, the leading civil rights organization for African-Americans, is holding its annual convention at a time when there are growing questions about the group's relevance to a young generation.
It turns out the stylized "E" in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign logo looks just like the logo of a major eyeglasses company. And he's not the only one who has faced a #logogate.
Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.
It can be pretty miserable waiting to get the urine test when you're sure you've got a bladder infection and just need the antibiotics already. Some doctors think it's time for to let women prescribe.
Exceptionally dry conditions are fueling major blazes across the Pacific Northwest. A drought and rapid development in Washington mean the state may not be prepared to deal with a long, hot summer.