Sally Downgraded To A Tropical Storm But Still Producing Major Rainfall

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.

How Democrat Joe Biden’s Catholic Faith Shaped His Life, Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's faith is central to how he sees the world. How does his Catholicism affect his politcs?

Yusuf Revisits ‘Tea For The Tillerman,’ His Landmark Album As Cat Stevens

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.

Hundreds Rescued In Pensacola After Catastrophic Flooding

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.

Wis. Law Requires Investigation Before Officer Can Be Charged In Shooting

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.

College Newspapers Aim To Keep Schools Transparent During Pandemic

NPR's David Greene talks to two student newspaper editors-in-chief — Ivan Jackson and Anna Pogarcic about what it's like to cover COVID-19 outbreaks at their respective universities.

States That Border West Coast Wildfires Close Schools Because Of Smoke

Idaho and Montana frequently battle big wildfires this time of year. But this season their biggest challenge is smoke from West Coast fires that has led to shutting down schools and other problems.

News Brief: COVID-19 Vaccine, HHS Spokesman, Hurricane Aftermath

Contradicting CDC, Trump says COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of 2020. A top HHS official is on leave after accusing government scientists of sedition. And, Sally brings torrential rain.

As Oregon Wildfires Burn, Some Evacuees Are Returning Home

Firefighters are making progress against wildfires in the state. Some residents are slowly being allowed to return to their homes and businesses after wildfires swept through their area.

Why Can’t America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist

There's just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can't even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it's a risky move.

Workers With Disabilities Can Earn Just $3.34 An Hour. Agency Says Law Needs Change

A 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops," the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says.

Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S.

Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.

Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May

Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.

ICE Almost Deported Immigrant Woman Who Says She Got Unwanted Surgery While Detained

As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they've been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures, one of those detainees was nearly deported.

Military Police Leaders Weighed Deploying ‘Heat Ray’ Against D.C. Protesters

Hours before federal police cleared peaceful protesters near the White House on June 1, a whistleblower got an email asking to find a device that would make protesters' skin feel like it was burning.

Trump Says Distribution Of Coronavirus Vaccines Could Begin As Early as next month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a plan for distributing coronavirus vaccines. Later, President Trump said the government could begin the distribution as early as next month.

Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.

HHS Spokesperson Takes Leave of Absence After Disparaging Government Scientists

Michael Caputo is taking a two-month leave of absence after a social media outburst alleging an unfounded "deep state" conspiracy involving government scientists.

Firefighters Battle To Save LA’s Historic Mount Wilson Observatory

The Bobcat Fire came within 500 feet of the observatory on Tuesday. The same dry, isolated conditions that make Mount Wilson susceptible to fire also made it perfect for stargazing.

‘Can I Make Sure That I’m Not The Only One?’ Artist Helps Museum Diversify Collection

Museums are facing mounting pressure to make their collections more representative. At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, one artist created a fund to acquire other pieces by under-represented artists.

Alabama Resident On Facing Hurricane Sally

Jon Perkinson of Orange Beach, Ala., talks about how he found himself and his family in the path of Hurricane Sally. They watched boats capsize and feared for their lives.

Big Ten Conference Will Play Football After All

The Big Ten Conference has decided it will play football this fall after all. In August, it was the first conference to suspend its season but now has relented under pressure.

Professor Is At Center Of Controversy Over Chinese Word That Sounded Like Racial Slur

A professor at the University of Southern California finds himself at the center of controversy after using a Mandarin word in class that some students said sounded like N-word.

How 1 Maine Wedding Caused Hundreds Of Coronavirus Cases And 7 Deaths

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about the coronavirus cases and deaths officials have traced to a wedding last month.

CDC Releases Plan For Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released plans for the distribution of coronavirus vaccines. The logistical challenges could be as daunting as the scientific ones.

Most Children Who Die Of COVID-19 Are Minorities, CDC Report Shows

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the vast majority of children dying from COVID-19 are children of color.

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges A High Number Of Hysterectomies At ICE Facility

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with José Olivares of WNYC about a whistleblower alleging a high number of hysterectomies at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Georgia.

Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama, May Cause Catastrophic Flooding

Sally made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane with high winds. Forecasters warned the slow-moving storm may bring catastrophic flooding to parts of Alabama and Florida.

Trump’s Remarks About Military Service Could Play A Role In Swing States

President Trump's alleged comments disparaging service members is giving Democrats hope they can attract the military vote. Some key states in the election have large military bases.

Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Trump Administration Appeals To Supreme Court Over Blocked Census Memo

The administration is trying to overturn a court ruling in New York that blocks it from trying to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.

New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other staff will take an unpaid furlough week. He faults the federal and state governments for not doing more to ease the financial burden.