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The Oregon Trail looms large in the American imagination. But journalist Rin...
Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.
From south Texas to North Dakota, pumpjacks are a symbol of life in American oil fields. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 15, 2015.
Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, left, and Walter Naegle, right, became pa...
Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his life partner, Walter Naegle, wanted to legally protect their relationship. But it was the early 1980s, when marriage wasn't an option — and adoption was.
An aerial view shows the Yarnell Hill fire burning June 29, 2013 near the to...
The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.
More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
Staff Sgt. Patricia King, who has been in the Army for 16 years, says she de...
Being openly transgender is officially prohibited in the Army, but Staff Sgt. Patricia (formerly Peter) King says her support system at work "has been absolutely amazing" during her transition.