Dallas is home to more than 40 people who've been released from prison for wrongful convictions. Some of those men have formed not just a support group, but a detective agency devoted to getting other innocent people out of prison.
When is hard apple cider not considered hard apple cider? When it's taxed like wine or champagne. America is in the midst of a cider revival, but antiquated tax laws make it a risky business for entrepreneurs, critics say. Not to worry: Sen. Schumer is on the case.
It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr., began writing his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," a response to white Alabama clergymen who called him an "extremist" and told blacks they should be patient. But the time for waiting was over. Birmingham was the perfect place to take a stand.
The new batch of Pulitzer Prize winners has just been announced, with poet Sharon Olds winning for Stag's Leap. novelist Adam Johnson winning the fiction prize for The Orphan Master's Son. In the journalism field, The New York Times took the most honors, winning in four categories, including investigative reporting.
NPR's Dina Temple Raston reports that the FBI has sent counterterrorism officials to the scene. The blasts happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the men's race while thousands were still out on the course.
The explosions happened near the finish line of the marathon about four hours after it started. Boston Police Department said two are dead and dozens are injured.
For years, authorities failed to see links in the killings of nine immigrants and a German policewoman. Now, a trial that will focus on right-wing extremists is about to begin.
The winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes, with awards for journalism, fiction, poetry, drama and music were announced Monday. Among the winners are Adam Johnson for his novel The Orphan Master's Son and The Denver Post for its breaking news coverage of the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in July 2012. Co-host Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the winners.
Co-host Melissa Block talks to WBUR's Bruce Gellerman about the scene after explosions Monday near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. "Essentially the whole downtown of Boston is a crime scene," he says.
A case considered pivotal to the future of science and medicine came before the Supreme Court on Monday, involving a company that has patented two genes linked to cancer. While the patent challengers lost in the lower court, they seemed to have a more receptive audience at the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case that asks whether a gene can be patented. The outcome of the case has huge implications for medicine, science and business.
Bob Perry became a billionaire putting up houses in Texas. He spent millions of his wealth helping Republicans and pioneering new ways to inject big money into politics. Perry died Saturday at the age of 80.
Co-host Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Peter Sagal, who ran in the Boston Marathon and was near Monday's explosions.
Co-host Melissa Block talks to WGBH's Anne Mostue about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Mostue said she heard two very loud explosions, then saw "people screaming and running toward the river."
The new 9-speed and 10-speed transmissions are aimed at meeting new federal fuel efficiency standards.
The Latino Decisions poll also found that 87 percent of those polled would apply for citizenship if a new law allowed them to.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new cooking gadget: the Egg Rollie. It's basically a vertical grill that cooks your eggs in tube form.
Vietnam has sent what analysts believe could be the remains of a member of the American military who died in the country during the Vietnam War. After a repatriation ceremony at the airport in Da Nang Sunday, the remains were sent to Hawaii for examination and possible identification.
The pitcher pitchman is getting a new computer-generated look and will be talking in his new ads. But fans of the old guy can take heart: Kool-Aid Man still prefers to bust through things.