What Does Caste Privilege Mean For South Asians In The U.S.?

Part of racial justice is understanding who has privilege and who doesn't. We follow one Indian American, inspired by Black Lives Matter, and his journey to check his own privilege.

More Companies Are Using Technology To Monitor For Coronavirus In The Workplace

As businesses reopen, tech firms are offering monitoring systems to screen for the coronavirus. They range from apps that ask about symptoms to software that tracks employees' movements at work.

Experts Say It Is Time To Update Fire Suppression Policies

This year's record-setting wildfires are being compared to 1910's Big Blowup, which shaped U.S. fire suppression policy for a century. Experts aim for a policy reset but historians are skeptical.

‘Desk Guy’ Fills A Need For Students Who Are Distance Learning

A handy father uses his decades of carpentry skills to make free desks for students doing distance learning in his community, along with the help of a local grocery store.

Calif. Officials Tell State GOP To Stop Distributing Ballot Drop Boxes

NPR's Noel King talks to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla about what the state has done since officials received reports about possible unauthorized ballot boxes in several counties.

Examining Joe Biden’s Record On Race: 1994 Crime Bill Sponsorship

In the second part of a series on former Vice President Joe Biden's record on race, NPR's Steve Inskeep examines the long-term consequences of his sponsorship of the 1994 Crime Bill.

Scientists Confirm Nevada Man Was Infected Twice With Coronavirus

It's the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection in the U.S. The case underscores that everyone should be social distancing and wearing masks, including COVID-19 survivors.

A Professor On Why It Is Important To Highlight Roles Of Native Americans In History

A growing number of history and civics educators are trying to highlight the roles of Native Americans in U.S. history. For one professor in Massachusetts, that effort is personal.

Israeli Army Opens Coronavirus Wards In What Was Built As A Bomb Shelter For Patients

The Israeli army opened two coronavirus wards in an underground hospital parking lot that was originally built as a bomb shelter to treat patients during wars.

LeBron James Becomes 4th Player To Win NBA Championship With 3 Different Teams

The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA Championship. NPR discusses LeBron James' career as he becomes the 4th player in NBA history to win a championship with three different teams.

MLB Hall Of Famer Joe Morgan Dies At 77

Baseball second baseman Joe Morgan died at age 77. He played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.

Nebraska Sees A New Spike In Coronavirus Cases

Nebraska hospitals are warning that intensive care beds are getting scarce as coronavirus cases surge. Doctors say Nebraskans need to take responsibility for slowing the spread of the pandemic.

Former Judiciary Nominations Counsel On Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Gregg Nunziata, former nominations counsel for the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Digital Minister On Taiwan’s Handling Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

In Taiwan, only seven people died of COVID-19. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister about how Taiwan has been managing the pandemic.

New Study Predicts Over 400,000 Pandemic-Related Deaths In The U.S. This Year

A new study estimates the pandemic could cause over 400,000 deaths in the U.S. this year. It includes those who died of COVID-19 and people who died due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Two American Professors Win Nobel Prize In Economics

Stanford University professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work in understanding and designing auctions.

Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies At 81

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada died of COVID-19 in Paris at age 81. His signature bold prints introduced Japanese design to the fashion world.

Lawmakers Call For A Coronavirus Testing Program On Capitol Hill

Even after three Senators tested positive for the coronavirus, there are still no testing or tracing protocols on Capitol Hill. There are bipartisan calls to create a regular testing system.

Update On Presidential Campaigns

President Trump is back on the campaign trail for the first time since he tested positive for the coronavirus. He is campaigning in Florida while his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is in Ohio.

How Sen. Ernst’s Handling Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination May Affect Her Reelection

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate. Her path to reelection is complicated by her past statements about how she'd handle a Supreme Court vacancy.

Reuters Reporter On The Rise Of Single-Use Plastic During The Pandemic

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Joe Brock of Reuters about an investigation into the rise of single-use plastic in the pandemic and the oil companies' massive investments into global plastic production.

Senate Begins Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Scene

NPR offers highlights from the first day of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Podcast Examines How ‘Nice White Parents’ Become Obstacles In Integrated Schools

Serial reporter Chana Joffe-Walt says progressive white parents may say they want their kids to go to diverse schools — but the reality tells a different story. Her new podcast is Nice White Parents.

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Reversing Earlier Policy

CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who previously considered such claims free speech, said his thinking has "evolved." Survivors had lobbied the social network to remove posts that deny the Holocaust.

Couple Looking For A New Pet Accidentally Buys A Tiger Cub

A tiger currently in the care of the French Biodiversity Office has a surprising origin story. In 2018, a French couple bought it when they thought it was a kitten.

Canadian City Returns Hilarious Prank Plaques On Park Benches

Plaques anonymously placed on park benches in Calgary were removed by the city. But after public outcry, the plaques with fake fun facts are being returned.

Lakers Defeat Miami Heat To Win NBA Championship

The Lakers won their 17th championship in franchise history Sunday night with a 106-93 win over the Miami heat.

Amy Coney Barrett Heads To Senate For Day 1 Of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett begins Monday. Republicans are trying to confirm Barrett in the few weeks before Election Day.

‘Auctions Are Everywhere’: 2020 Economics Nobel Goes To 2 Americans

Stanford's Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson are honored for their "inventions of new auction formats." Auctions are now used to price Internet ads, wholesale electricity and fishing permits.

Many Firsts At Confirmation Hearings For Judge Amy Coney Barrett

The hearings, which start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, begin against the backdrop of early voting that has begun in many states and just 22 days before Election Day.

News Brief: SCOTUS Hearing, COVID-19 And Campaigning, Military Adviser On Elections

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing begins today. Trump continues campaigning after his coronavirus diagnosis. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff talks about the election.