NPR News

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Dana Goldstein, a staff writer at the Marshall Project, about the Atlanta educators receiving sentencing Monday in what is considered to be one of the largest cheating scandals in American education. She says such actions by teachers to make test scores look better is quite common.
The fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones premiered Sunday. The show is known for being "deadly," and fans know not to get too attached to characters. Now two students at Olin College in Massachusetts have come up with a way to predict who might die soonest.
A group of Harvard University students are calling for the school to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies. Protesters began blocking the entrance to the main administration building Sunday night.
Police in China have released five women's rights activists on bail. They are suspected of disturbing public order, and may still be indicted at a later date. The case has caused an international outcry and a chilling effect on gender rights work.
Laina Morris is the real person behind the Internet meme known as the "Overly Attached Girlfriend."
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to golf writer Ron Sirak about 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, whose record-breaking win at the Masters Sunday is causing many to call him the next Tiger Woods.