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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 died of COVID-19 in Paris at age 81. His signature bold prints introduced Japanese design to the fashion world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
NPR offers highlights from the first day of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lakers won their 17th championship in franchise history Sunday night with a 106-93 win over the Miami heat.
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.
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.
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.
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.