Women in Afghanistan continue to experience more restrictions under the Taliban, including the return of the burqa. NPR's Scott Simon notes how the world seems to be distracted from their plight.
WNBA star Brittney Griner remains imprisoned in Russia; the latest news in the NBA and NHL playoffs; and a surprise decision to rest the Kentucky Derby winner from the Preakness Stakes.
The U.S. promised to slash its emissions and send tens of billions of dollars to low-lying and less well-off nations. The war in Ukraine is delaying that even as the toll from climate change rises.
California broke its record for renewable energy when solar and wind provided enough to meet all consumer demand. At the time, natural gas power plants were still on, a necessity for the grid.
Abortion providers explain the myriad circumstances in which someone might end a pregnancy. Situations can be complex, plus, pregnancy can be risky.
Missouri congressional candidates have no idea where to campaign or which voters to court. That's because, with just months to go until the primary, GOP state lawmakers can't decide on a voting map.
Maude, Scandal, Jane the Virgin. The number of TV shows that have included abortion in the narrative has increased over the decades. But scripted TV's treatment of abortion rarely resembles reality.
NPR's Scott Simon wonders if comedians are at increased risk for assault these days, given Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock and an incident this week involving Dave Chappelle.
Dr. Victor Treviño and his son, Victor Treviño Jr., discuss vaccinating people between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Since June of 2021, they've administered over 250,000 doses.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the work of Chicago-based artist Milton Coronado, who paints murals that memorialize people killed by gun violence.
It's been 50 years since the famed director released the movie Pink Flamingos. And as much as the world's changed since then, his first-ever novel shows that his propensity for bad taste ...hasn't.
A circus performer whose act is called "The Leap For Life" loses his nerve and gets a regular job as an elevator operator. Then a moment comes when The Great Zapfino must finally perform.
Problems at Montpelier, years in the making, reached a boiling point this week when a number of employees who had supported descendants of the enslaved were fired.
NPR's Scott Simon has a remembrance of a 91-year-old woman who surived the Holocaust, but could not survive Russia's weeks-long assault on Mariupol.
Republicans in Michigan will decide whether to nominate candidates for secretary of state and state attorney general who believe the 2020 election was stolen.