Until recently, New York was the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus crisis. The state locked down hard and now has numbers many other states might envy.
Statues of Christopher Columbus are being dismantled, torn down or removed in cities across the country. That's the case in a city that's named after him.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with comedian Hasan Minhaj about the topics he's been tackling on the latest season of his show, Patriot Act, on Netflix.
The actor and serial prankster Sacha Baron Cohen is suspected of infiltrating a far-right group's rally in Washington state over the weekend.
As part of NPR's special series, "America Reckons with Racial Injustice," listeners from across the country share their personal experience of being Black in America.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Ramogi Huma, executive director of the National College Players Association, about the recent student athlete protests across the country.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Omar Montgomery, president of the Aurora, Colo., NAACP about the case of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after police officers detained him in 2019.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, about how his faith informs his perspective during two national crises.
President Trump retweeted and then deleted a video that shows a supporter yelling "white power" at a protester in a retirement community in Florida.
Thailand has been relatively successful at containing the spread of the coronavirus. Many say it's due in no small part to Thailand's universal health care system.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David France, director of the new movie Welcome to Chechnya, about the persecution of gay, lesbian and trans people in the Russian republic.
The men are accused of trying to tear down the monument in Lafayette Park, near the White House. President Trump promises to prosecute such cases to the fullest extent of the law.
Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big reason.
The Texas Democrat says police violence is not associated with Latinos in the same way it is with African Americans, "but it has been a real problem for the Latino community."
For his latest novel, Kevin Kwan decided to update one of his own favorite books, A Room With a View. The result is Sex and Vanity, a fun, decadent whirl that manages to take on some serious subjects.
Lin-Manuel Miranda says his musical Hamilton, which starts streaming on Disney+ this week, shows "everything that's past is present."
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made Rio de Janeiro's famed Maracana soccer stadium a field for his battle to reopen the country despite the mounting coronavirus caseload and deaths.
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that economies hit by COVID-19 are in more trouble than previously forecasted. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Jim Zarroli speak with the IMF's Gita Gopinath.
"State and local governments have really quite broad authority" to mandate the use of face masks during a pandemic, says the head of American University's Health Law and Policy Program, Lindsay Wiley.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a male-focused motto that some veterans and lawmakers say needs updating.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has formed a task force aimed at halting the illegal sale of fireworks that have prompted thousands of complaints.
While former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still seen as having an edge in his state's Senate primary, recent and past comments about race have dampened enthusiasm for him among some voters.
It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders talks with Kenya Young, executive producer of Morning Edition and mother of three boys about "the talk" that Black parents have with their kids.
Shots were fired at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Ky., Saturday night. Demonstrators have gathered at the park for weeks to protest the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
Mississippi state lawmakers cleared the path for legislation to remove and redesign the 126-year-old state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem. The governor said he will sign it.
Princeton trustees voted to remove Wilson's name from the School of Public and International Affairs. The board said, "Wilson's racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake."
NPR'S Michel Martin speaks with former health insurance executive Wendell Potter about the differences between U.S. and Canadian health systems highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in several U.S. states, the European Union is preparing to restrict visitors from the United States next month.
Protesters want to remove the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Yale history professor David Blight about why he thinks the memorial should stay up.
Three African American ER physicians in Washington, D.C., recount experiences on their wards, where Black patients make up the vast majority of the city's COVID-19 fatalities.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Randy Tobler, the CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo., about the impact a surge in COVID-19 cases is having on rural hospitals.
The department says the public should ignore the fraudulent cards, which purport to carry the authority of the "Freedom to Breathe Agency," which is neither a federal nor a state agency.