One in 10 U.S. college students doesn't have access to a laptop. The pandemic is pushing colleges to change that.
Masks are a key weapon against COVID-19, but how do you pick one? We have an update on the mask news of the week.
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
A sweeping plan to rid the country of immigrant-heavy areas officially designated as "ghettos" is being challenged by residents, as Denmark also begins to grapple with broader questions about racism.
Joe Biden announced his running mate, prompting Trump to call Sen. Harris "nasty." Congress didn't reach a deal for coronavirus relief. And, the DNC begins virtually next week.
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center is located about a mile from the blast site. Doctors there say the facility was decimated by last week's explosion, calling the scene "an apocalypse."
In a new HBO series, a Black man travels across 1950s Jim Crow America, facing the racist terrors that seem more out of H.P. Lovecraft's fiction. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to actor Jonathan Majors.
In Ohio, clean energy advocates say it's long been hard to get wind and solar projects approved. Now there are new questions about that after a bribery scandal linked to a controversial energy law.
This week, the president appeared to acknowledge that blocking the funds from the U-S Postal Service would help him politically. But yesterday, he started to backtrack.
NPR's Scott Simon muses about a choir that had to stop singing because of the pandemic...so now they hum.
Scott Simon talks with rapper and producer RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan about his new ice cream jingle to replace "Turkey in the Straw," which has links to minstrel shows.
Twenty-six-year old Grammy-winning multi-instrumental composer and prodigy Jacob Collier talks about his new album, Djesse Vol. 3., which features collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign and T-Pain.
Author Madeleine Ryan was diagnosed with autism while she was writing her new novel — she says creating her main character helped her embrace the way she process her own thoughts and feelings.
Critics say the new CEO of The US Agency for Global Media that oversees The Voice of America and Radio Free Asia is undermining these organizations' independence.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with barber Craig Charles of Craig's Crown Cutz in Johnson City, Tennessee about a new initiative to bring mental health training to barbers to better serve clients of color.