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.

Members of Congress React To Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

Ginsburg died Friday night of cancer complications. She was 87.

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

NPR's Nina Totenberg first encountered law professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1971. They became close friends after Ginsburg moved to Washington to serve on the federal appeals court.

In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate To Delay Naming A Successor

The former president says Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."

Lawmakers React To Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The feminist icon's death left a vacancy in the court just 46 days before the Nov. 3 general election.

‘RBG’ Documentary Director Reacts To Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with director Julie Cohen about her documentary, RBG, and the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

How Supreme Court Vacancy Could Change Dynamics Of Presidential Election

The vacancy on the Supreme Court sets up the potential for an epic political fight and comes days after President Trump released a short list of names he would nominate.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact On The U.S. Legal System

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor at George Washington University and the author of book Conversations with RBG, about Justice Ginsburg's impact on the legal system.

Could Justice Ginsburg’s Seat Be Filled Before The Election?

In her final statement, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she wishes she is not replaced until after the election. NPR talks about how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might navigate the vacancy.

What Does Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Mean For The Court?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas at age 87. NPR discusses what her death means for the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon, died Friday at age 87.

How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, the Trump administration said it needed more time to make sure the national head count is complete and accurate. But in July, it abruptly decided to end counting a month early.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

The White House said on Friday that FEMA will award two grants to help rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid system and education infrastructure after 2017's Hurricane Maria.

So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We’ve Run Out Of Letters

There's only been one other year – 2005 – that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic.

Trump Now Claims ‘Every American’ Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By April

The president has contradicted health experts, and now his own ambitious timeline, for a vaccine against COVID-19.

Experimental Medicines For COVID-19 Could Help Someday, But Home Runs Not Guaranteed

Drugs are being tested that could reduce symptoms and save lives. But, given the way drugs are developed, it's unlikely that any single medicine will be anywhere as potent as a successful vaccine.

Does Alcohol To Go Have A Chance To Survive The Pandemic?

Alcohol to go used to be sold at restaurants in party spots such as New Orleans and Las Vegas. But during the pandemic, restaurants all over the country have started offering takeout cocktails.

Unemployed Americans Struggle To Survive Without Federal Help

It's been almost two months since the federal unemployment has been cut off. But Congress hasn't worked out a deal to extend additional help, leaving many people without enough money to live on.

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Biden Leads Trump But Shows Some Vulnerability

Joe Biden leads President Trump in the presidential election nationally by a substantial margin, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But he is underperforming with likely voters of color.

Alicia Keys Wants You To Know You’re Doing Great

Keys speaks with Audie Cornish about delivering her seventh album, Alicia, during the pandemic, and the strange new resonance of songs written before anyone knew what this year would be like.

Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support For More Robust International Policy Toward Belarus

Lithuania's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., this week, trying to marshal U.S. support for a diplomatic push for a peaceful transition of power in protest-torn Belarus.

Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia

Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa.

CDC Reverses Controversial Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its controversial suggestion that people who have been exposed to someone with the virus don't need to be tested if they have no symptoms.

A Story Of A Dramatic Escape From Wildfire In Oregon

Scott Johnson and his wife, Marybeth Cardin, and their cat escaped from a wildfire in Oregon, leaping from a 50-foot cliff, grabbing a log in a river and finding warmth by a heated boulder.

Creator Of ‘1619 Project’ On Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times "1619 Project," about President Trump's "patriotic education" commission and his attack on her project.