Tarkpor Mambia of Liberia is now a student in Massachusetts. When he learned of his sister's death, he was determined to go to the nation's capital to put a human face on global health issues.
The Russian president hasn't been seen in public in more than a week. That sparked all sorts of buzz. The Kremlin released photos of a healthy-looking Putin and chalks up the rumors to "spring fever."
Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.
As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.
A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."
An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone is now receiving care at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Responding to a softening of Sweden's insistence that he be extradited to answer sexual assault allegations, Julian Assange's lawyers say he's happy with a new plan to question him in London.
An unpublished government study from 2009 sounded alarm bells about the rich formula used to pay privately run Medicare insurance plans. Since then billions of dollars in waste have been documented.
For 50 years this little-known archive of civil-rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.
As one song puts it, the painful disease is "a crazy mess that you can't contain." So why not sing about it? Music videos from Latin America are going viral, just like chikungunya.
From spices, flour, milk, water and food coloring, a photographer creates startlingly realistic-looking images of space. These photos are convincing enough to impress an astrophysicist.
Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.
Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.
The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.
The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.
He was celebrated for designing everything from grand hotels to teapots. Graves died at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm said.
The news, reported by the The San Antonio Express-News, is a step toward a "brighter future" for the Alamo, said Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Republican presidential contenders are backing the letter 47 GOP senators wrote to Iran.
Anne Marie Goetz was one of 47,000 who attended the landmark Beijing conference. Twenty years later, she thinks it might be risky to hold an event like that today.
Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.