#NPR

News | News

Biden's speech walks a fine line in its attack on MAGA Republicans

In his Thursday evening address to the nation, President Biden chooses a risky strategy of criticizing elected GOP officials while trying not to alienate Republican voters.

News | News

The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

Taxpayers spent $15 million on research to build a breakthrough battery. Then the U.S. government gave it to China.

News | News

Who is Viktor Bout, the prisoner the U.S. may trade for Brittney Griner?

Bout is a Russian who was the world's most notorious arms dealer in the 1990s and early 2000s. He's serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, but could be freed as part of a U.S.-Russia swap.

News | News

Biden says the U.S. will work to improve Palestinians' lives

President Biden says that he's committed to the two-state solution for Israel and an independent Palestinian state. But with that goal out of reach, he said, the U.S. will look to help Palestinians.

News | News

Military women react to Dobbs decision

Military women say the end of legal abortion in many of the states where they are ordered to serve will lead to devastating choices for active duty service members and spouses.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

A 70-year-old man in Gaza needed open heart surgery. It was a race against time

NPR journalists followed Youssef Al-Kurd and his family for months as they begged for the medical care that could save his life.

News | News

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's first Supreme Court pick, has been sworn in as the 116th justice. She is the first Black woman to serve on the nation's high court.

News | News

View reactions to the Roe v. Wade decision across the U.S.

Reactions to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion were mixed across the country.

Sports | Cycling

A 'Tough Love' History Of The Bicycle : 1A

Bicycles are a symbol of freedom. Women suffragists hopped on bicycles to defy the patriarchy at the turn of the century. A child learning to ride their bike – and finally freeing themselves from their parents' grasp – is an early step towards indepen

News | News

Tulsa gunman bought an AR-15 the day of the mass shooting and targeted his doctor

The shooter had complained multiple times about pain following back surgery and sought additional treatment days before the attack, which left five people dead, including the gunman, police said.

News | News

How Religion, Education, Race And Media Consumption Shape Conspiracy Theory Beliefs

A new survey from the polling firm PRRI breaks down conspiracy theory acceptance by religious group, level of education, and sources of news and information, among other things.

News | News

Here's what experts say police should have done in the Uvalde school shooting

"It'd be great if you had some help — but I can assure you those kids need help more than you need help," says Steve Ijames, who trains police agencies on active-shooter situations.

Sports | Sports

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks about finally gaining pay equality

U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe joins Jay Williams on The Limits to talk about the latest ruling that grants the U.S. women's national team an equal payday with their male counterparts.

News | News

A Russian soldier is sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine's first war crimes trial

Vadim Shishimarin, 21, had pleaded guilty last week to shooting an unarmed Ukrainian man in late February. On Monday, a panel of judges in Kyiv sentenced him to life in prison.

News | News

Gaza violence intensifies as Jerusalem clashes resume

Israel's air force and Palestinian militants traded fire across the Gaza frontier early Thursday as clashes erupted again at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

News | News

InfoWars files for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting denial

Founder Alex Jones, who's repeatedly called the 2012 shooting in a Connecticut elementary school a hoax, has been sued several times by the victims' families for defamation and emotional distress.

News | News

In a D.C. jail, Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial are forming bitter factions

Allegations of bullying and intimidation as well as complaints about the distribution of more than a million dollars in donated funds have led to bitter conflict among Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants.

News | News

Cawthorn's inflammatory comments have some Republicans in his district tiring of him

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who has been under fire for recent comments about Ukraine and life in D.C., joins former President Donald Trump at a North Carolina rally on Saturday.

News | News

The Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

The vote on the historic nomination was 53 to 47, with three Republicans voting with Democrats. When sworn in this summer, Jackson will be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

News | News

Ukraine invasion — explained

The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country taking over another; it is — in the words of one U.S. official — a shift in "the world order."

News | News

An anti-abortion group claims it took 115 fetuses from a medical waste truck

Washington, D.C., police originally said it found five fetal remains in one of the group member's apartments. Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising now says there were 115 fetuses in total.

Sports | Sports

The Saudi Formula 1 race will go on despite a Houthi missile attack near the track

Missile and drone attacks by Houthi rebels targeted the Saudi Aramco oil facility in Jeddah — not far from the auto racetrack in the city.

News | News

Biden announces Russian oil import ban and warns gas prices could increase even more

President Biden described the move as a critical step to punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but said as a result, Americans should prepare for price hikes at the pump.

News | News

LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

LGBTQ people have always been under stress in Ukraine. As they flee their country, they're arriving in places that are even more punitive to their community.

News | News

Hate crime prosecutor details Ahmaud Arbery killers' racist history

The defense attorneys insisted the three men's pursuit of the 25-year-old was prompted by "honest, though erroneous, suspicion that he committed crimes" and not because of his race.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

NPR: Academics argue white people using the yellow thumbs-up emoji ‘signals a lack of awareness about white privilege’

White people can just use yellow because of white privilege.

News | News

A Tennessee school district has voted to ban the Holocaust graphic novel 'Maus'

The 10-member McMinn County School Board voted unanimously earlier this month to remove the book over foul language and an image of a nude woman.

News | News

5 takeaways from the Capitol riot criminal cases, one year later

NPR has been tracking every criminal case related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. One year after the riot, here are some of the key patterns that have emerged from the cases.

Travel | Travel

People should avoid cruise travel regardless of their vaccination status, the CDC says

The CDC revised its guidance Thursday, as 91 cruise ships are under investigation for COVID outbreaks onboard. Most cruise lines require adult passengers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

News | News

A biblical rest from farming in Israel could help Gaza's growers. They are waiting

For Orthodox Jews during a yearlong agricultural sabbath, Israel pledged to lift some restrictions on produce from the Gaza Strip. Palestinian farmers in Gaza are wondering what's taking so long.

News | News

Kim Potter is found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright

The former Minnesota police officer appeared to accidentally draw her firearm instead of her Taser when she fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop in April.

News | News

Millions push to reduce a truck driver's 110-year sentence after a deadly accident

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos was 23 when his semi crashed on a Colorado interstate, causing a fiery pileup that killed four people. More than 4 million people are petitioning to reduce his sentence.

News | News

What we know about the 3 men who were shot by Kyle Rittenhouse

On Aug. 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.

News | News

Self-styled 'QAnon shaman' is sentenced to 41 months in Capitol riot

Jacob Chansley, the self-styled "QAnon shaman," was sentenced to 41 months for his role in the Jan. 6 riot after pleading guilty to obstruction.

News | News

Louisville police officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor appeals to get his job back

Myles Cosgrove was one of the seven officers assigned to execute a no-knock search warrant on Taylor's apartment in March 2020.

News | News

1 in 4 American Jews say they experienced antisemitism in the last year

A new report from American Jewish Committee also found that, out of fear of antisemitism, 39% of American Jews changed their behavior, such as by not wearing items that would identify them as Jewish.

News | News

American Airlines plane is diverted after a passenger assaults a flight attendant

The man's unwillingness to wear a mask triggered the assault, a witness said, and forced the cross-country flight to land in Denver. The female flight attendant was reportedly punched in the face.

Health & Fitness | Health

Once practically empty, ERs struggle with a surge of pent-up sickness : Shots - Health News : NPR

Patients who couldn't see a doctor earlier in the pandemic or were too afraid to go to a hospital have finally become too sick to stay away. Many ERs now struggle to cope with an onslaught of need.

News | News

Organizing online, Covid skeptics drive public health professionals from their jobs

At the same time Montana hospitals are seeing record numbers of Covid patients, county health officers are resigning or being forced out by elected officials who don't follow public health guidance.

News | News

What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war

Karen Watkins ran for her local school board because she wanted to be involved in her children's education. Since her election in 2020, she's been yelled at, threatened and followed to her car.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Massive Byzantine-era winery discovered in Israel

Winepresses, warehouses and kilns were uncovered by archaeologists who believe the winery once produced a fine white wine.

News | News

Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans

A growing movement recasts Oct. 11 as a day to appreciate the diversity and history of Indigenous communities. That visibility, say Native Americans, can help us see what else needs to change.

News | News

Doctors say the Texas abortion ban is complicating other types of medical decisions

The law bans nearly all abortions, and doctors providing pregnancy care are hoping for more clarity soon, as legal challenges continue.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

Opinions around the word Hispanic versus Latino or the newer Latinx are rooted in personal experiences. Here's a look at how more than 62 million people in the U.S. fall under the Hispanic umbrella.

News | News

Bumble And Match Leaders Set Up Funds For People Affected By The Texas Abortion Ban

"I am shocked that I now live in a state where women's reproductive laws are more regressive than most of the world, including India," says Shar Dubey, CEO of the Dallas-based Match Group.

News | News

What Texas' New Abortion Law Means For The People Who Seek And Provide Them

Kathy Kleinfeld with Houston Women's Reproductive Services discusses the tangible impact that Texas' restrictive new abortion law is already having on her clinic and would-be patients.

News | News

As School Board Meetings Get Hostile, Some Members Are Calling It Quits

More and more school board members, largely unpaid volunteers, are resigning or questioning their service as meetings have devolved into shouting contests between deeply political constituencies.

News | News

A Woman Who Coughed On Store Food, Claiming She Had Coronavirus, Gets A Jail Sentence

She gets at least a year in jail for going to a supermarket near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in March 2020, and purposely coughing on fresh produce while yelling that everyone would get sick.

News | News

Mississippi Is Pleading With People To Stop Using A Livestock Drug To Treat COVID-19

In a state with the nation's second lowest rate of vaccination against the coronavirus, a jump in the number of calls to poison control has prompted warnings about ingesting the drug ivermectin.

News | News

The Topic Of Masks In Schools Is Polarizing Some Parents To The Point Of Violence

School districts around the country have seen incidents of anti-mask parents and protesters disrupting school board meetings and school events, and some are getting physically violent.

News | News

Teachers In Washington State Must Get Fully Vaccinated — Or They Could Be Fired

The mandate, effective Oct. 18, applies to all K-12 teachers and staff in the state. The news comes as states around the country grapple with rising cases and the return of in-person schooling.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

A Mission To Give Afghans Democracy Became A Bid To Repair America's Own

The United States inadvertently took on a mission to democratize Afghanistan, and instead undermined democracy at home, as unpopular wars tend to do.

News | The News

NPR Trashes Declaration Of Independence On Fourth Of July, Adds ‘Editor’s Note’ To Warn Of ‘Racist Slur’

National Public Radio (NPR) denounced the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July because of terms it deemed offensive.

Politics | Media Bias

NPR Designates Eastern Jerusalem “Palestinian”

Twice in recent days, NPR's Daniel Estrin's erroneously referred to Israel's 1967 capture of 'Palestinian areas' of Jerusalem. No part of Jerusalem was ever

Politics | Media Bias

NPR Falsifies: Israeli Police Fire Stun Grenades on Muslims Breaking Ramadan Fast

In NPR's skewed coverage, only Israelis are 'ultranationalists.' Palestinian ultranationalists clamoring for terror attacks? They're just breaking the Ramadan fast.

Politics | Politics

NPR says “no” to guilt-free world music. | City Journal

For the woke, every silver cloud has a dark lining. Take the recent interview of music historian Jonathan Ward by Ari Shapiro on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Politics | Politics

Biden Wins Presidency, According To AP, Edging Trump In Turbulent Race

With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden's column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.

News | The News

 NPR Explains the New Democratic Left: Jesus Was a Socialist

Inside a bar in West Virginia, a group of socialists shared with National Public Radio what the new face of the Democratic Party looks like.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

Politics | Healthcare

NPR and Harvard Say: Obamacare Is a Complete Failure | Power Line

National Public Radio collaborated with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans' recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the survey's findings are damning. They sugg

Music | Music

Yo La Tengo Perform on NPR's "Morning Edition" | News | Pitchfork

This morning, Yo La Tengo were NPR "Morning Edition"'s first ever live house band. Easing transitions between segments on talking cats, birdsong, and plunging stock markets, they played songs including...