12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots
Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up, instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.
Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution
Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.
Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town
Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.
Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition
Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain
In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.
MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline
The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy
In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.
Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78
Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.
Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan
After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming
As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.
Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready
The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."
A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop
Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!
Anesthesia Miracle: No Power, No Oxygen Tanks, No Problem
Frustrated by anesthesia machines that conked out when the power faltered, Dr. Paul Fenton came up with a solution: The Universal Anesthesia Machine.