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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has vowed to combat the rise in gun violence by reinstating a controversial plainclothes police unit. Past complaints included racial profiling and excessive force.
Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been facing pushback at home. It all escalated with national groups threatening not to support her over her voting rights and filibuster stances.
The Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday. Festival goers can expect Jesse Eisenberg's directorial debut, a docuseries about comedian Bill Cosby and a number of films about reproductive rights.
While the U.S. sounds the alarm about the threat to Ukraine posed by tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, Russia says it is NATO's military build-up that's stoking tensions.
The FBI and the Texas rabbi who was held hostage are meeting with synagogues to discuss how to protect themselves, as they strain to balance the need for security with their mission to welcome all.
One year ago, President Biden took the oath of office, with beating COVID at the top of his agenda. Managing the uncertainty of what comes next remains the greatest challenge of his presidency.
The larvae of a type of bark beetle can perform acrobatic flips, somersaulting their bodies through the air. They join maggots and other larvae in their athletic abilities.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with ex football player and sexual assault survivor Jon Vaughn about the University of Michigan's settlement over allegations of abuse by a former sports doctor.
The latest journalist to be murdered in Mexico is Tijuana photojournalist Margarito Martínez, a beloved figure in the community. His funeral is Thursday.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is consulting with European allies in Berlin Thursday. He's there to make sure everyone's on the same page in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine.
In the Philippine capital Manila, people without proof of full vaccination or a work exemption can't take public transportation. Human rights activists say the policy discriminates against the poor.
As athletes make final preparations for the Winter Olympics, human rights advocates are ramping up their criticism of host country China's alleged violations, particularly against its Uyghur minority.
The Biden administration promised big changes on immigration enforcement, including limits on whom ICE should arrest and deport. But advocates say the reality is falling short of that lofty rhetoric.
Momentum on increased Veterans Affairs coverage for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits is building in Congress. None of it soon enough for sick veterans or advocates like comedian Jon Stewart.
The Senate majority leader downplayed the risks of holding such a public demonstration of the rift within his caucus ahead of the midterm elections.
For infants, toddlers, and children, one sign of an especially close relationship is if two people do something that involves exchanging saliva, like taking bites from the same piece of food.
One year ago at his inauguration, Biden promised to unite a deeply divided nation, still reeling from the attack on the Capitol and struggling with the pandemic.
Host Christian McBride talks with vocalist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master Bobby McFerrin. We'll hear tracks from his vast catalog, stories from his illustrious career, and an impromptu jam with Christian.
In this session, Sierra Ferrell talks about her life and adventures so far. Plus, you'll hear live recordings of her performances from last years XPoNential Music Festival.
The Biden administration hopes to make deeper inroads in Southeast Asia but lags far behind China, which has already built up major trade ties, as well as roads and a high-speed rail.
NPR's A Martinez speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut about his recent trip to Ukraine as part of a bipartisan delegation of senators, and what he learned.
The U.S. and its partners have sent weapons to Ukraine. They've provided political and moral support. But if Russia invades, Ukraine's army looks to be largely on its own against a stronger force.
The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old, who are too young to be vaccinated, are in a special kind of hell right now.
An urgent text message had gone out saying authorities in Gotham City were on the hunt for a green and purple 1978 Dodge 3700GT. That car would be easy to spot: the Joker drove in 1989's Batman.
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