A Dutch holiday character named Black Pete, who is usually portrayed in blackface, gets new scrutiny following Black Lives Matter protests in the Netherlands.
Carmen Quintero couldn't get a coronavirus test but ended up with a huge bill for trying to. She also was told to self-isolate and had no choice but to use vacation time to stay home from work.
A new NPR/Harvard analysis finds most states' testing efforts still fall far short of what's needed to beat back the pandemic. Find out how your state is doing.
Vice President Mike Pence has had an aggressive travel schedule focusing on battleground states for the fall. Republican voters in those states say they find Pence's presence reassuring.
Ex-police officer Joseph DeAngelo pleaded guilty to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s. The scope of his crimes is staggering, prosecutor Thien Ho said.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions have hospital admitting privileges. We examine the implications for states with similar laws.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Kim Wyman, the Republican secretary of state for Washington state, about Attorney General Bill Barr contradicting her on the security of mail-in ballots.
NPR analyzes COVID-19 testing with Harvard researchers. Did the president know Russia was offering to pay Afghan militants to kill U.S. troops? And, China enacts law asserting control over Hong Kong.
Neo-Nazis and skinhead groups have been a constant threat, and for years L.A. County officials — in collusion with sheriff's deputies — have discriminated against Black people in Section 8 housing.
Despite fierce international criticism and opposition in Hong Kong, Beijing's rubber-stamp legislature passed a law allowing the mainland to impose security measures in the former British colony.
Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.
The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.
An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expected.
Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas about reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi state Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat, after lawmakers in that state voted on Sunday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
The classic role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons has announced changes aimed at correcting racist in-game descriptions — including altering how some mythical races are deemed monstrous and evil.
Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.
The 700,000-square-foot arena will allow voters to spread out. The arena's staff will serve as poll workers and the team's players will encourage local residents to vote via social media.
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.
Iran issues arrest warrants for 36 officials, including President Trump, in the Jan. 3 U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Trump faces little threat of being arrested.
The police department is investigating allegations that surfaced in an anonymous blog post. It details current and retired San Jose officers posting racist messages in a private Facebook group.
A group of furloughed Indiana restaurant workers started a new business building backyard gardens for people to grow their own food. Now, they can barely keep up with the demand.
The U.S. Supreme Court stood by its most recent abortion precedent Monday, invalidating a Louisiana law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and the president can fire bureau's director. But it left the agency otherwise intact.
Mississippi's legislature voted Sunday to remove the Confederate insignia from the state's flag. Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign the measure into law soon.
Kanye West announced a new clothing line partnership with Gap last Friday, causing the retailer's stock to skyrocket.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tells All Things Considered he thinks Minnesota can prove its case alleging that Exxon Mobil and others knew about the damage of climate change decades ago.
Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a change in Indian society — from Bollywood celebrities tweeting support for racial justice in the U.S. to manufacturers nixing popular skin-whitening creams.
Israel is expected to clarify its plans for annexing occupied West Bank. EU says Israel would face repercussions if it annexes, and Arab allies say their warming ties with Israel would be affected.