US & World
There's this long-held belief that one in 10 Americans is LGBT, but the reality is far from that: researchers don't exactly know.
Some Olympic athletes have announced plans to skip the games because of the Zika virus. What's at stake for them and others who are thinking about going to Rio?
Helen Chavez played a vital role in helping her husband improve the rights of farmworkers across the country. She died in California Monday.
To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, some American high school students are traveling to Normandy, France to make sure the victims of World War II aren't forgotten.
NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army on assignment for the network.
For the first time, the U.S. is playing host to the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament, bringing the hemisphere's top teams – and some of the world's best players – to U.S. cities.
When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.
So-called "burn pits" were common at U.S. military outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Legislation in the Senate would create a center to study the effects of breathing their smoke.
Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?
An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken.
Kids whose applications are handled by the US government's regional offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles are more likely to win approval from asylum officers than those applying in Chicago or Houston, according to data.
Charles Cavell spent decades fighting for VA compensation, even after he and others — who had been sworn to secrecy by the U.S. military — helped bring the testing program to light. He was 89.
As the nation commemorates Memorial Day, more than 1,600 service members remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. For the families of some of them, the search for answers has become a lifelong pursuit.
At cemeteries this weekend, you might notice row after row of small American flags fluttering amid the gravestones. The history of that tradition dates back to the post-Civil War era.
Vietnam can now buy American ships and surveillance equipment, a response to China's moves in the South China Sea. The country can also host regular visits by U.S. military units.
Kikue Takagi narrowly survived the atomic bomb that killed her classmates. Soon after she moved to California, where she worked for many years at Disneyland. Now in her 80s, she's back in Hiroshima.