There is a growing discontent in the African American community with symbolic gestures that are presented as progress without any accompanying economic or structural change.
For years, people who used drugs were treated like criminals, often given long sentences. Now there's growing acceptance that addiction is a treatable disease, but shame and discrimination linger.
Researchers know how to curb the risks of overdose and disease among drug users, but policymakers are reluctant to allow public health measures that include needle exchanges and access to safer drugs.
In response to a motion filed by NPR and other media organizations, the Justice Department released new videos which prosecutors say show assaults on police officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Oregon's bold move to decriminalize small amounts of all hard drugs and expand treatment is now meeting the reality of implementation as the treatment community is divided over the way forward.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with activists Candie Hailey, who spent just over three years in solitary confinement, and Scott Paltrowitz about the long-term consequences of solitary confinement.
June 19 is a commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States, marking the day enslaved people in Texas were finally freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
More than a dozen Republican state attorneys general are suing the Biden administration over a provision in the American Rescue Plan that prevents states from using relief money for tax cuts.
Baseball's box scores instantly turn human accomplishments into history. But for decades, Negro League players' statistics were kept segregated from other major leagues.
To help New Yorkers get through a dark time, Jo and Chad Vill brought a DJ set into the street of their Brooklyn neighborhood. "The next thing you know, we had a street full of people," Jo said.
The wealthy duo's defense lawyer told NPR they "understand that what they did is a violation of Missouri law" but if faced with a similar situation, Mark McCloskey would do it again.
"We can all finally celebrate. The whole country together," says Opal Lee, 94, who has been working for years to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Record gains in home prices have investors trying to buy up homes. If you're getting a lot of postcards or calls with offers to buy your home, we want to hear from you.
President Biden signed a law Thursday making June 19 a federal holiday. Juneteenth, as the day is known, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The messaging app popular with teens is dropping a feature first launched in 2013. After several deadly car crashes involving the filter, Snap was the target of numerous lawsuits.