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Learn More About The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton, the U.S. intelligence community says. The story has raised many big questions — here, we try to make it all a little clearer.

Refugees In Their Own Country

Most people uprooted by war haven't crossed international borders to reach safety. They fled for their lives, but they don't count as refugees. They are the displaced. And all they want is to go home.

President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos

As President Donald Trump crosses the 100-day marker this weekend, photographer Gabriella Demczuk explores some of the major events that have transpired in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

In The Wake Of Prince's Death

A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.


Planet Money gets in on the future of investing with an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

Live Coverage: Inauguration Day 2017

Follow our live blog for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall and for analysis on what the events mean for the world.

NPR's Exit Interview With President Obama

In a wide-ranging interview, NPR's Steve Inskeep asks President Obama about Russian interference in the U.S. election, executive power, the future of the Democratic party and his future role.

The Best Music Of 2016

The NPR Music team ranked the 100 top songs and 50 best albums of the year.

Election Night 2016

Easy-to-read top-level results, with minute detail at the state level for those who wanted it. Fully integrated with the rest of our coverage on npr.org and the radio.

On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

How do you pedal a 200-pound pink brain — made of rubber, foam and steel — up 45-degree hills, through thick mud and water without breaking? These middle schoolers have eight months to figure it out. (Three-part series)

Dissent, Drama And Unity At The Democratic Convention

Photographer Gabriella Demczuk explored the fractures in American politics, examining the Democratic Party's attempt to capitalize on the convention in Philadelphia to make itself "stronger together."

Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.

The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Philando Castile spent his driving career trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, revocations and reinstatements, raising questions about bias, race and luck.

India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution

Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.

Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

Missing: The Search For A Sister In China

Last summer, a Chinese-American woman contacted NPR's Frank Langfitt with an unusual request: to help find her troubled sister, who'd vanished in southwest China. A difficult journey followed.

How Do We Get Our Drinking Water In The U.S.?

Clean, safe drinking water is essential to life. To get that water, however, requires a sludge of chemicals, countless testings — and different treatment processes depending on where you live.

Elections 2016

For every primary, caucus and convention, we’re here to help you get caught up and understand what matters this election season.

Songs We Love 2015

Put on your headphones, turn up the volume and enjoy all of NPR Music’s favorite songs of 2015.

Rain Forest Was Here

NPR spent 2 weeks in the Amazon to find out. Take 10 mins to look at our photos and learn about why it's so hard for us to stop deforestation — and what could happen if we don't.


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World War II Secret Mustard Gas Testing

An NPR investigation found the VA failed to keep its promise of benefits to thousands of exposed veterans. And revealed previously unknown U.S. military tests that singled out the men by race.

Drowned Out

Scientist Chris Clark has been listening to whales for decades. But he says it's getting harder to hear them -- and for them to hear each other. Listen to all the noise we're making. Then imagine being a whale.

The Bus Station

Last year, 21,000 inmates were released in Huntsville, Texas -- one of the largest prison towns in America. For most of them, the gateway to the free world is the Huntsville Greyhound station. Here is the story by John Burnett, with photos by David Gilkey.

A Photo I Love

Thomas Allen Harris made an entire film about photos. In a two-minute audio short, he shares just one -- of his grandparents -- and explains what it has to do with the American family photo album.

Can't Go Home

Over 11 million Syrians have been displaced since civil war broke out. The fighting has caused the largest refugee crisis in the world. Here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.

Injured Nurses

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology.

Demolished: The End Of Chicago's Public Housing

In 1993, photographer Patricia Evans took this photo of 10-year-old Tiffany Sanders. Almost 20 years later, Tiffany saw her photo on a book cover and got in touch with Evans. This is the story of what happened in those intervening years — to them, and to public housing in Chicago.

Talking While Female

Ask a woman if anybody has ever complained about her voice and, chances are, you'll get a story.

Grave Science

America’s effort to bring home its war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods.

Oil Boom: See A Modern-Day Gold Rush In Motion

One of the nation's most remote places is now awash in oil money. In the heart of the boom, once-quiet farm towns are now wedged between semitrucks and dotted with "man camps." We sent a photographer to North Dakota to capture not just what it looks like but how it feels.

Playgrounds For Everyone

Wood chips don't work for kids in wheelchairs. NPR is building a guide to playgrounds designed so that *all* kids can play alongside friends, siblings or any other child. You can help!

Teenage Diaries Revisited

In 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers to create audio diaries about their lives. Amanda, Juan, Frankie, Josh and Melissa are now in their 30s and have recorded new stories about where life has led them.

Cook Your Cupboard

We're almost afraid to ask what you've got in your freezer. Homemade chicken stock you never think to use? Veggies for a rainy day? Send us a photo. We'll ask chefs about our favorites on NPR's Morning Edition.


What does a flurry of natural gas drilling do to a small town? See and hear how businesses, crime trends and relationships were forever changed as the Norman Rockwell painting went bye-bye in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Election 2012 Early And Absentee Voting

Early and absentee voting are now options in most of the country, and roughly a third of all Americans casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential race are expected to do so before Nov. 6, Election Day. Here’s an early voting calendar and state deadlines for voter registration.