The Labor Department issues its monthly report on employment and unemployment Thursday. The job market is slowly recovering from a tidal wave of layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Seattle officials swept through the area known as CHOP, ending a police-free zone born from protests over racial injustice. Recent shootings and other crimes added to its growing list of detractors.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a repeal of a law that shielded police misconduct records from the public. A similar law took effect in California in 2018, but many records are still unavailable.
Jun Chen is an assistant professor of bioengineering at UCLA who just developed a wearable sign language interpreting glove. He hopes it can be used by the deaf community to communicate with anyone.
The U.S. is experiencing a reckoning over the fact that the promises of America are not fulfilled equally. Black Americans share how they experience patriotism ahead of the July Fourth celebration.
NPR's Throughline Podcast discusses what the story of Typhoid Mary tells us about journalism, the powers of the state, and the tension between personal responsibility and personal liberty.
Joe Biden's campaign brought in a big haul in June, outraising President Trump for the second month in a row.
Beijing quickly used a new national security law against Hong Kong protesters; more than 300 were arrested Wednesday. How is the new law changing the legal and political landscape in Hong Kong?
After months of not naturalizing new U.S. citizens due to the coronavirus shutdown, immigration officials have begun offering drive-through naturalization ceremonies that take just a few minutes.
Johns Hopkins University's tracking site shows almost 2.7 million confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Wednesday. Total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are more than double those of Brazil, which ranks second.
Emancipation Memorial has stood in Park Square since 1879. It is a version of the original, in Washington, D.C., which was funded by formerly enslaved people but designed without their input.
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlines new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.
Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.
Alabama extended its health orders in response to the jump in coronavirus infections. But State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says officials have had trouble enforcing the orders already in place.
Totaling about 4,000, they began working Wednesday. They'll face two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies the U.S. has seen in decades.
Leaders of a new super PAC said they don't support Biden's full political agenda but agree with an "urgent need to restore the soul of this nation."
The federal agency charged with preventing terrorist attacks said Wednesday that its personnel would carry out President Trump's orders to protect statues and monuments from vandalism.
Restaurants, wineries, zoos and museums in the affected counties must shift their operations outdoors, Gov. Gavin Newsom says. Bars will shut down entirely.
Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in April. Now, after the death of a suspect, her family believes her body has been found — and they're demanding that Congress look into her disappearance.
Arkansas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. Outbreaks have popped up in several places, but the northwest part of the state is hit the hardest. Officials are scrambling to deal with the virus.
After listening to the opinions of residents and experts on Black history, Boston officials said that the city would remove a statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave kneeling beside him.
Police in Hong Kong have arrested nearly 400 protesters since the new controversial national security law imposed by Beijing took effect Wednesday.
Two lawyers could face life in prison for allegedly firebombing an empty police car during a protest in New York. Prosecutors call it a calculated crime. Supporters say they're being singled out.
Health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging Americans to wear face masks in public. NPR looks into several reasons people give for not wearing masks.
Boeing failed to tell regulators about significant changes it made to an automated flight control system when developing the 737 Max, according to the Transportation Department's inspector general.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers who was assassinated in their home state of Mississippi, about the state removing the Confederate insignia from its flag.
The current surge in cases can be contained, says White House advisor Anthony Fauci. But it's going to take a real focus on social distancing — and mask wearing.
Thousands of foreign-born doctors started their residencies at the U.S. hospitals Wednesday amid two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and the White House's new immigration restrictions.
Recent shootings prompted Seattle officials to clear the police-free zone known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest. The police chief said she supports lawful protests, but violence is unacceptable.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russian bounties paid to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops are yet another reason why the Trump administration has been trying to end America's longest war.
The Security Council has struggled for months to pass a resolution related to COVID-19 because of tussling between the U.S. and China over a reference to the World Health Organization.
The New York City Council passed a new budget overnight. Advocates and the council's speaker say the cuts didn't go far enough, as President Trump says they will "further antagonize" the police.