It is the first such release in five months from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the first to be approved by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
Inmates at the prison where two murderers escaped a week ago regularly use power tools for maintenance chores, and when they behave, can earn tiny plots of land for cookouts and gardens.
An armored van opened fire on the police building, damaging the glass frontage. A SWAT unit is currently in a standoff with the driver, but other gunmen may have been involved.
Chicago is a Democratic stronghold, and the South Side neighborhood is no exception. But Pastor Corey Brooks tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Democrats have failed his friends and neighbors.
NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction to the Strauss-Kahn verdict from Elaine Sciolino, former Paris correspondent for the New York Times.
A French court has cleared former International Monetary Fund director of pimping charges. Still, Strauss-Kahn's sexual appetites ended a career that was expected to lead to the French presidency.
Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.
In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.
NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction from the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Republican Mac Thornberry of Texas, to the Obama administration's plan to send more military trainers to Iraq.
Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.
Former National Security Agency officer John Schindler tells NPR's Scott Simon the data hacked from the Office of Personnel Management includes personal information that could be used for blackmail.
The once-thriving nightlife in the Mexican border town ground to a halt a few years back as hundreds of women were murdered and the drug cartel wars erupted. Now, partiers are venturing out again.
Dallas police say suspects opened fire on police, rammed a police car and fled to a fast food restaurant parking lot just off I-45 outside the city where they are engaged in a standoff with police.
A New Jersey high school teacher used the rapper's latest album to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.
Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.
In the massive security breach that was revealed early this month, hackers also likely accessed information from background checks that were done on both federal employees and applicants.
Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.
The arrest of Mitchell comes after several days of speculation that a prison employee might have helped Richard Matt and David Sweat pull off their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility.
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.
As a barrage of tweets shows, the outrage felt by many women who work in science is neither silent nor unfunny.