Donald Trump and his team have committed to certain steps that touch on ethics and conflicts-of-interest concerns. We offer context and look for evidence to track progress of those promises.
Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. "We're in a hyperinfectious world," says one scientist.
An NPR investigation finds the death care industry can often be confusing and unhelpful to consumers who must make high-priced decisions at a time of grief and financial stress.
NPR and dozens of member stations searched for public statements by all 536 members of Congress. Use our interactive tracker to see what your lawmakers have — or have not — said about the order. Built in collaboration with WNYC.
Trump pushes for policy changes, reacts to news and sets his agenda on Twitter. NPR provides analysis of key remarks from the president as they come.
Donald Trump has completed an unlikely journey from real estate mogul to the 45th president of the United States.
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.
A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.
Water and sewage problems at an Idaho mobile home park illustrate how manufactured housing communities owned by outsiders are often kept in a state of disrepair.
It's illegal for immigration officials to detain U.S. citizens. But an NPR analysis of public records found that in an eight-year period, some 1,500 people who were held turned out to be Americans.
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.
Six months ago a shooter opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding 53 more. The tragedy spurred some to action while others struggle to understand why it happened.
As winter settles in, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has asked many of the pipeline protesters to head home. Here are the stories and portraits of some of those who joined the protests.
Visit the #bookconcierge, @NPRBooks' guide to 2016's great reads.
The NPR Music team ranked the 100 top songs and 50 best albums of the year.
President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.
Many counties in Rust Belt states like Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania that had backed President Obama just four years ago were crucial to Donald Trump's victory.
Trump supporters in New York City were jubilant as results rolled in. Mere miles away, Clinton fans hugged one another and cried.
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.
Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated Wednesday night in Las Vegas — the final time before the November election. More than 20 journalists across NPR fact checked their comments.
Osama and Ghada and their four kids fled their homeland three years ago and recently reached the U.S. as part of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving this year. Every day brings new challenges.
Our public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here’s why.
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)
Washington, D.C., teens get into the spirit of historical figures and tell visitors what the portraits miss. In one instance, a student imagines a private talk between Richard Nixon and his wife.
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."
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.
Calls to "Make America Great Again" rang through the Republican National Convention while anti-Donald Trump protesters tried to challenge the rhetoric. This is what it looked like.
Take a virtual reality tour and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rocky Mountain National Park.
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.
Demographics give Clinton an edge. But Trump says he can break the traditional mold. An NPR analysis — and new demographic tool — lets you create your own path to victory for either candidate.
Vashti Cunningham, 18, is on a roll. She set a world junior record and won the world indoor championship in March, while still in high school. She has now turned pro and has her eyes set on Rio.
Thanks to police and FBI records and witness accounts, it's becoming clearer — if still impossible to comprehend — what transpired in Orlando in the early hours of June 12.
Do lead pipes bring water into your home? Find out in 10 minutes. All you’ll need is a key and a magnet.
The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.
He never imagined he could make it to the Olympics, but 28-year-old fencer Jason Pryor will be competing at this summer's games in Rio de Janeiro. He's ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in men's epee fencing.
They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.
The vast patchwork of islands on a delta where three rivers meet is home to hundreds of tigers and 4 million people. As climate change squeezes the land they share, is increased conflict inevitable?
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.
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.
There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.
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.
After conviction, noncitizens face deportation in a second system of justice that has different rules and fewer protections. NPR followed one man — and his family — through the process.
Platon, best known for his portraits of leaders and celebrities, focuses on U.S. troops and their loved ones in his new book, Service. "It's time to celebrate a new set of cultural heroes," he says.
Based on the memories of Armenian centenarians who survived the 1915 genocide as children, Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Turkey to bring them images from their past.
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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.
The Landlord and Tenant Branch of Superior Court for the District of Columbia is where you can end up if you're poor, black and on the verge of being evicted.
In an interview with NPR, the president says Senate Republicans owe it to the Founding Fathers to give Judge Merrick Garland a Supreme Court confirmation vote.
Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?
Why fans have nothing to fear — and everything to gain — from diversity in science fiction and fantasy.
For Flint resident Jeneyah McDonald, using bottled water for everything has become an onerous but necessary routine. Still, she worries about the effects that toxic tap water will have on her sons.
For every primary, caucus and convention, we’re here to help you get caught up and understand what matters this election season.
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Fewer than 2,000 Syrian refugees have been allowed to come to the U.S. The Al-Awad family in Toledo, Ohio, is among them. Local groups are helping them adjust to their new life in the U.S.
Personal rapid transit was supposed to be the future of public transport: lightweight pods on elevated tracks, on-demand destinations. But funding issues make cities reluctant to change course.
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi got big on Twitter during the Arab Spring. Now, his revolution is art.
Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.
An ancient city plunges into darkness as a war on civilians rages.
For decades, virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June, the FBI called his daughter with news.
When Denise Burt started designing classical music album covers, she knew nothing about the music. And that might have been to her advantage.
But in Afghanistan, can dreams become reality?
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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.
Graduation rates have been rising since 2002. NPR Ed enlisted the help of 14 reporters at member stations around the country to find out why.
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.
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.
In space, Astronaut Reid Wiseman was also a photographer. His Tweeted some amazing photos down to Earth -- and talks about one of his favorites.
Put on your headphones and listen to 100 of NPR Music's favorite songs from SXSW 2015.
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.
The world is starting to forget about Ebola. The village of Barkedu can't.
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.
While looking through old family photos as a kid, John Fugelsang discovered something strange about his mother. Hint: It had to do with being Catholic.
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.
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.
The true (not true) story of naughty-or-nice adjudication at the North Pole. An audio Christmas card from NPR.
Put on your headphones and listen to more than 300 of NPR Music's favorite songs from 2014.
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There's an interesting story behind this old photo. Photo editor Erin Mystkowski explains why she loves it.
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Ask a woman if anybody has ever complained about her voice and, chances are, you'll get a story.
A weird little lesson about color, in rainbow order.
Seven women who have had cosmetic surgery explain what beauty means to them.
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New Orleans is home to the nation’s first all-charter district. Is this the future of education?
How it was made and what it means today—commentary on the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Afghanistan's national sport is like polo, with a headless goat.
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America’s effort to bring home its war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods.
Can two top predators coexist in the American West?
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.
NPR Music remembers the musicians, composers, producers and other visionaries whom we lost in 2013.
NPR Health answers your questions about The Affordable Care Act.
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The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
Tracking lobbyist gifts to Missouri lawmakers. How much did yours accept? #MoLeg via @stlpublicradio and @npr
50 years later, five people recall their experiences.
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!
Time travel to 1986 and tour Meriden, N.H., hometown of Okkervil River's Will Sheff. And hear the band's new single!
Survey the damage from the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma.
DC city officials give valuable tax breaks and subsidies to land developers. Who is really benefiting?
NPR's slightly obsessive guide to the running gags on Arrested Development, updated for season 4.
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.
Workplace wisdom you can print! Create a motivational poster and hang it somewhere with NPR's "Note To Self" project.
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.
"He entered the bin to investigate when he was sucked under the grain and buried. Employee #1 died of asphyxia."
Dinner is hard. We want to know what's on your family's table, and why. Share yours at NPR's Dinnertime Confessional.
Come to NPR's house to watch the awards with NPR's Linda Holmes and friends.
Listen in and discuss the State of the Union address with NPR's correspondents on our live blog.
This week marks an important milestone for anyone who swoons at the very mention of Mr. Darcy.
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shares her story — and a suitcase brimming with family photos — with NPR.
Bob saw 462 shows in 2012 and saved his tickets, wristbands and media passes.
NPR Music remembers the singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and personalities who died in 2012. Explore their musical legacies.
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.
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Plot Obama and Romney's paths to victory with NPR's Swing State Scorecard.
Can't wait for the presidential debate? Watch these virtual face-offs on video.
For example: NPR's coverage of the Second Presidential Debate in Hempstead, N.Y. Live: audio of the speeches, analysis and chat.
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.
In the late 1930s, color film was pretty rare. But one amateur named Charles Cushman couldn't get enough. Over three decades he shot more than 14,000 photos of an era we usually see in black-and-white -- including one of the first color photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out this special interactive to learn more.
Check the wildfire danger in your area. Updated daily.
A few AIDS cases were seen in the U.S. in the early '80s. Soon AIDS was found around the world.
Explore how much medical facilities pay for body parts commonly used from tissue donors.
More than half the country is experiencing drought conditions, some of them severe.