Radley Balko, author of Rise Of The Warrior Cop, says police departments across America are increasingly using equipment designed for use on a battlefield, including tanks, bayonets and grenades.
Beginning in the days of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, elements of racist ideology have long existed in white churches. How Christians could promote such views is a point that upsets many people.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she supports the Black Lives Matter movement "but enough is enough."
Crowds have seized supplies for ill relatives, and officials warn the health system could collapse. "This is a war against the coronavirus and we have lost the war," says an Iraqi official.
More than 2,700 immigrants have tested positive for COVID-19 in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention nationwide, pushing immigrants to the brink and lawyers to fight for their release.
Dr. Joseph Betancourt of Massachusetts General Hospital says a "perfect storm" of factors is causing the coronavirus to hit the nation's Latinx population especially hard.
For many people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said, "the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness." It stood outside City Hall for some 65 years.
The Trump administration's move to limit green cards and reduced operations at consulates around the world have added to wait times for families trying to reunite in the United States.
Russians will vote on a referendum that may give Putin more power. A new tool will help you see the COVID-19 threat in your area. And, more brands are pulling Facebook ads as part of a boycott.
Mississippi's governor has signed a bill into law that officially removes a Confederate design from the state flag and creates a panel to create a new one for voters to decide.
The number of immigrants in detention testing positive for COVID-19 has skyrocketed. One Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona is among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Details surrounding Russia's alleged bounties on US troops raise questions about the intelligence. How is the intelligence handled? When does the President get briefed despite differing opinions?
Experts have said to avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This 15-year-old invented a watch that would help do just that.
If you don't have a conventional appearance but want to make your break in Hollywood, try auditioning for the new Lord of the Rings series.
Officials have charged four people in connection with a local race in Paterson in May. While Trump says the case shows that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud, experts say it was easily detected.
As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.
A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world's biggest social network?
Composer Johnny Mandel died at the age of 94. He's best known for award-winning pieces like The Shadow of Your Smile and the theme to the TV show M*A*S*H.
NPR's Noel King speaks with Errin Haines, an editor at The 19th, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an expert on white nationalism, about President Trump's sharing of a controversial video.
NPR's Noel King discusses the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Latino communities in the U.S. with Daniel López-Cevallo, who studies health disparities among Latinos.
NPR's Noel King speaks with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race, about systemic racism. What is it, and how does it affect people day to day?
In congressional races, progressive candidates have enjoyed some high-profile primary victories, giving them renewed hope that they're winning the debate about the future of the Democratic party.
Rudolfo Anaya was one of the founders of modern Chicano literature. His best-known book was Bless Me Ultima. He died at age 82 at his home in Albuquerque.
Alums of the unscripted CBS hit say the show routinely stereotypes Black contestants. They state its production is hampered by systemic racism that makes it tougher for Black participants to succeed.
On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong transitioned from British colony to Chinese region. Hong Kongers born in the year of the handover reflect on how their lives and futures have been shaped by that moment.
Congress has yet to pass a measure that would ensure a pay boost for people who have been asked to keep going to work during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.
Federal prosecutors say Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer tried to conspire with neo-Nazis and jihadists to ambush his own unit. Researchers say "hybrid" motivations are part of today's extremist threat.
Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.
The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.
A spike in coronavirus cases and a shortage of medical resources has led to panic and unrest in Iraq. Some hospitals are filling, and family members have seized oxygen tanks for loved ones.
Roberta Schwartz, chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, describes how the hospital is dealing with the current influx of COVID-19 cases.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs about the state's drastic uptick in coronavirus cases. Some hospital ICUs are on the edge of capacity.