Education was already a problem area in much of Latin America. But the coronavirus made a bad situation worse, writes journalist Alejandro Tarre.
As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.
NPR's Scott Simon shares the story of two Liberty University students who met on a bus and, while making small talk, discovered they had met many years ago and many miles away.
As former police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing for George Floyd's murder, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what the public record might have been if not for the video of Floyd's last moments.
As a doctor, I was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, but I also was pregnant, and there wasn't yet much data to inform my decision. What I needed was a different kind of information.
Health workers from the West couldn't help out in other countries due to lockdowns and restrictions. So they turned to help at home. But what is their role in lower resource countries moving forward?
Al-Qaida is degraded but not defeated. Analyst Colin Clarke assesses where the U.S. may be mapping out its future counterterrorism presence after withdrawing from Afghanistan.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.
"Hyping the threat that China poses to Taiwan does Beijing's work for it," write Richard Bush and Ryan Hass of Brookings and Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Referring to animals as "she" or "he" or "they," rather than "it," may more accurately reflect their importance. Dr. Jane Goodall and others are urging AP Stylebook editors to change their guidance.
Scott Simon recounts some of the lives lost to gun violence in the past weeks, in and out of the spotlight.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine into most Americans' arms will involve much more than a good supply and logistics. Values such as equity, deep listening, and informed choice are crucial, too.
We learned more about the suspect in the Georgia shootings than the victims, possibly because the women who died may have been too busy working to leave long histories on social media.
Americans are paying $75 an hour to hug a cow. The bovine cuddles can boost oxytocin levels in humans.
Our Nigerian critic wants you to know: We Africans do not see wild animals in our backyards! Women are allowed to own businesses! But I did admire the awesome head-ties — and powerful princesses!