US & World

The Brexit break-up breakdown from both sides of the debate

We take a look at reactions from people on both sides of the Brexit debate from the perspective of two Brits residing in Southern California.

BBC projects United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union

The so-called "Brexit" will come to pass, the BBC and other British media outlets project. The British pound plunged against the U.S. dollar.

How national parks prepare for a record season (and how campers should prepare)

It's going to be a busy summer at Yosemite National Park. It's the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, and visitor numbers are up all over the country. 2015 was a record breaking year with more than 305 million visitors to parks and sites nationwide.

'Angels' from Orlando's theater community guard mourners from protesters

As mourners hold funerals in Orlando for the victims of Sunday's nightclub shooting, the Orlando theater community is banding together to protect them from anti-gay protesters.

Investigators say Orlando shooter showed few warning signs of radicalization

After interviewing dozens of people who knew Omar Mateen, investigators say his profile is more like that of a "typical mass shooter" than a man radicalized by ISIS.

In songs, stories, Latino and LGBT voices on how the Orlando attack feels personal

The shooting in Orlando didn't just happen in any nightclub. It was a gay club. On Latin night. Now both communities are grieving the attack.

Shanghai Disneyland opens for first visitors

A slice of the happiest place on earth is now open in China. After years of planning, Shanghai Disneyland opened to visitors Thursday.

Mexico's justice system battles its own reputation to build trust

When it comes to criminal justice, Mexico is better known for bribery than best practices. But police are receiving better training, and reforms now allow for open trials and presumption of innocence.

Scheduled flights to Cuba approved for as early as this fall

The Department of Transportation has authorized six U.S. airlines to schedule round-trip flights from the U.S to some cities in Cuba. The DOT has not yet approved any flights to Havana.

Should the Census start counting the LGBT population?

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.

Is the Zika threat enough to delay or end Olympic dreams?

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, widow of labor leader Cesar, dies at 88

Helen Chavez played a vital role in helping her husband improve the rights of farmworkers across the country. She died in California Monday.

On D-Day, students bring silent heroes of WWII to life

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 photographer, interpreter killed in Afghanistan

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.

Your guide: Copa América brings global soccer giants to SoCal

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.

For a cordial Supreme Court, keep the food and wine coming

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.