President Trump says he wants a commission to promote what he calls "patriotic education" — a slam against efforts to teach children about systemic racism and an appeal to his political base.
As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with elections analyst Nathan Gonzales about how both political parties are relying on congressional candidates who have lost before and why that strategy may lead to wins.
The 2000 election remained undecided for more than a month. NPR discusses how the presidential campaigns are gearing up for potential legal challenges to this year's election results.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told school districts they should expect to meet federal standardized testing requirements this school year. Many civil rights groups agree with her.
Hurricane Sally left plenty of damage when it hit Alabama on Wednesday. Now, as floodwaters begin to recede, people are trying to pick through the debris and clean up what the storm left behind.
At a Constitution Day celebration Wednesday night, Attorney General William Barr blasted prosecutors and called a nationwide pandemic lockdown proposal the worst civil rights intrusion since slavery.
The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 health care workers in Mexico, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world for doctors and nurses to fight the coronavirus.
Serious financial problems have disproportionately impacted people of color during the pandemic, according to a new NPR poll. NPR follows two Chicago residents who are struggling to make ends meet.
California is considering allowing affirmative action in public universities again. Ahead of a referendum, the debate has raged over whether it has affected Black and Latino students' enrolment.
The pandemic is wreaking havoc with people's stress levels. Some are taking it out — unwittingly — on their teeth. Experts say they have seen all kinds of tooth damage since the lockdown started.
As the Jewish High Holidays approach this weekend, some rabbis have requested sermons from the time of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic for inspiration as to what they will say.
When Paradise, Calif., burned in 2018, some people died for lack of timely notice of imminent danger. Apps and systems to warn the public have advanced since, but they're still not perfect.
Colorado sued the U.S. Postal Service for sending voters a nationally distributed flyer that reportedly includes misinformation on mail-in voting. A judge has issued a restraining order.
After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.
COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.
"Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding is likely" in parts of Georgia and South Carolina, forecasters say. They're tracking a new potential storm in the Gulf of Mexico.
Trump says a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of 2020. At the same time, the top communications official at Health and Human Services is going on leave after comments he made on Facebook.
NPR's David Greene talks to meteorologist Marshall Shepherd, professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia, about Hurricane Sally's tremendous amount of rain.
Pandemic business was so bad that Elias Aviles had only sold $6 of food that day. But the next morning when he got to his truck, there was already a line. People had seen Giselle Aviles' tweet.
Educators around the U.S. told us they're facing heartbreaking choices between the needs of their students and the needs of their own children.
The fast food chain's Travis Scott meal is just a Quarter Pounder with the rapper's favorites: cheese, bacon, lettuce, fries, BBQ sauce and a Sprite. The cost is $6.
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.
Seeking potential college scholarships, some high school football players are moving to states that are playing the game because their local school boards have banned play due to the pandemic.
Laura Helmuth of Scientific American says the decision to break tradition was both unanimous and quick: "We took this decision very seriously. You don't give up 175 years of tradition for nothing."
To help people celebrate a socially distanced Jewish New Year, there are free courses in Israel teaching how to blow the shofar — the ritual ram or antelope horn.
Switzerland will vote this month on whether to end freedom of movement with the European Union. If it passes, it could destroy the country's close relationship with the EU.
Residents and officials in Gulf Shores, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., are taking stock after Hurricane Sally. The storm brought a tremendous amount of rain with it — causing extreme flooding conditions.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's faith is central to how he sees the world. How does his Catholicism affect his politcs?
Known as Yusuf since becoming a Muslim in the late '70s, the man who was Cat Stevens discusses Tea for the Tillerman 2, a reimagining of his now-50-year-old masterpiece.
In Florida, the area around Pensacola is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Forecasters say the storm surge was the third worst ever to hit the city.
It's almost a month since Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. As the community seeks answers, the officer has not yet been charged with a crime.