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Bernie Sanders announced his presidential bid Thursday. Though he'll challen...
The liberal Vermont senator is running to Clinton's left. Another candidate or two on the Democratic side might actually be a good thing for Clinton.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to John McWhorter, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, about the use of the word "thug" to describe Baltimore rioters.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with clothing designer Boushra Alchabaoun about helping NFL draftees suit up for the draft, which begins Thursday night in Chicago.
Amar Baramu carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours, then ...
The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours' drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.
Derrick Jennings never goes without his hat, boots or cowboy belt buckle. He...
The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.
It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.