Learning Curve: Teacher Resigns Rather Than Expose Her Family To COVID-19

As part of our series Learning Curve, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Cassie Piggott, a teacher in Rutherford County, Tenn., who resigned rather than go back to the classroom during the pandemic.

‘Hard, Dirty Job’: Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World

As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That's putting a big strain on residential garbage collectors.

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes just as the Supreme Court was about to hear a case challenging the ACA. It could end Medicaid expansion and protections for preexisting conditions.

Census Could Look ‘Manipulated’ If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned

Curtailing the time for conducting the census in the middle of a pandemic will lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable," Census Bureau career officials warned in an internal document.

As Firefighters Battle Dozens Of Blazes, California’s Bobcat Fire Nears 100,000 Acres

Improving weather conditions have aided firefighters' efforts to contain major wildfires on the West Coast, but dozens rage on. The Bobcat Fire has become one of Los Angeles County's largest ever.

If Republicans Confirm New Justice, Scholars Say Democratic Court Packing Is Possible

Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a "spiral" of retaliation, experts say.

Jiayang Fan On ‘How My Mother And I Became Chinese Propaganda’

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Jiayang Fan, staff writer for The New Yorker, about her piece, "Motherland," which is featured in a recent issue of the magazine.

Republicans Fight To Win Back Swing State Nevada

Nevada is emerging as a major swing state in the presidential race this fall, and Republicans think they have a chance to win there after losing it in 2016.

Retiring Tennessee Senator Says He Supports Court Nomination This Year

There had been speculation about whether retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander would break with party leaders and call for a delay until after the election.

Reimagining The James Baldwin And William F. Buckley Debate

In 1965, the two intellectuals debated whether the American dream "is at the expense of the American Negro." The Atlantic's David Frum and Harvard's Khalil Muhammad are now revisiting the idea.

Biden Calls On ‘Handful’ Of Republicans To Hold Off On Supreme Court Nominee

The Democratic presidential nominee asks Republicans to "follow your conscience" and not consider a nominee until after the election.

Pence Aide On Ginsburg’s Deathbed Wish: Nomination Date ‘Does Not Lie With Her’

"Today we as a nation mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg," Marc Short said on CNN. "But the decision of when to nominate does not lie with her."

Senator Cory Booker Opposes Filling Supreme Court Vacancy Before Election

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker about the Republican push to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s U.S. WeChat Ban

A judge in San Francisco said Trump's order targeting the popular Chinese-owned app has a "modest" basis in national security and represents a free speech violation for U.S. users of the app.

‘Miami Herald’ Investigating How Racist Insert Was Distributed In Paper For Months

The Spanish language sibling to the Miami Herald apologized after including an insert filled with anti-Semitic screeds. The publishers of both papers admitted the issue has been going on for months.

Jewish Americans Grieve Justice Ginsburg As Jewish New Year Begins

When word of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death spread, many Jews were in services, praying from their homes as congregations broadcast over livestream.

How Joe Biden’s Faith Shapes His Politics

Joe Biden's Catholic faith, friends and staffers say, is central to how he views the world.

Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19

One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story.

TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His ‘Blessing’

U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok, an arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security of American user data.

Ginsburg’s Death A ‘Pivot Point’ For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Gender Equality Legacy

Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Strikes Symbolic On Eve Of Rosh Hashanah

Many Jews learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court, had passed while they were listening to Rosh Hashanah services.

‘It Only Takes 4’: Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee

The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.

Patrick Leahy Says A Vote Now To Replace Ginsburg Would Be ‘Political Hypocrisy’

The Vermont Democrat said a vote before Election Day would break with the position Republicans embraced in 2016 when they refused to consider the nomination of Obama nominee Merrick Garland.

‘Use My Words Against Me’: Lindsey Graham’s Shifting Position On Court Vacancies

Before he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina senator said a Supreme Court vacancy shouldn't be filled during an election year. His position has changed.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin On Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the political maneuvering following her death.

Mourners Spontaneously Gather Outside Supreme Court To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hundreds gathered on the court's plaza to pay their respects to the legal icon, who died Friday at the age of 87.

Opinion: Hearing Justice Ginsburg In The Blast Of The Rosh Hashana Shofar

NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, right before Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, which begins this weekend.

Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón Discusses Trump’s Puerto Rico Aid Package

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Representative Jenniffer González-Colón of Puerto Rico about President Trump's $13 billion aid package to help rebuild the island three years after Hurricane Maria.

Mourners Gather At Supreme Court To Honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, sent mourners flocking to the Supreme Court for an impromptu vigil.

A Look At Updates In ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Paul Rusesabagina’s Arrest

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to journalist Anjan Sundaram about the charges brought by the Rwandan government against the man whose heroism inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda," Paul Rusesabagina.

Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The nation is mourning the loss of Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, who died of cancer complications Friday.