Some African leaders transformed their home villages into monuments glorifying themselves. Nelson Mandela rejected such extravagance and will be buried Sunday in a tiny farming village that's barely changed since he ran across its green rolling hills nearly a century ago.
One reason North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed, some analysts say, is that he felt disrespected. The uncle, Jang Song Thaek, allegedly failed to applaud with enough enthusiasm when Kim was given a key post. It's also thought that Kim wanted to send a message: Don't mess with me.
If you can pronounce that long word, some say, you'll be cured of any Friday the 13th fears. NPR's Korva Coleman offers an audio pronunciation guide.
The bipartisan plan would head off any more budget battles for two years. But it also doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor. Both sides being disappointed may be the key to the plan's success, though.
Despite naysayers, Todd Mills stuck to his guns and eventually saw a hard-shell taco splattered with neon-orange cheese dust become a staple in the country's fast-food scene.
We all get emails touting recipes and Black Friday deals. But at NPR, we also receive a glut of holiday-themed pitches, from how to avoid heartburn, to talking politics without causing family crises.
‘That’s it, we’ve had our fun,’ The leader said to Kate, Pat’s job is done, He’ll soon be home.’ But that was not the truth. Pity for the Wicked, Brian Lynch Noel Whelan clearly ‘gets’ the pragmatic reasons (even over five years £190 million is a lot of money) why it […]
The Philippines' favorite son Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring and gave victims of the typhoon something to celebrate.
Tacloban was leveled by Typhoon Haiyan. "We have citizens, but no city," an official said. Twelve days later, people in the city of more than 200,000 are getting more help. But of the 13 million or so people affected by the storm, less than half may have received aid so far.
It was Conley, who on May 3, 1971, set the tone for NPR's flagship newsmagazine. As the show's current host, Robert Siegel explains, Conley established that the program would be different.
The severe storms that swept through Illinois, Michigan and other states left at least 8 people dead. Thousands more had their homes destroyed or ruined. With cold weather coming, reconstruction will be delayed.
Though President Lincoln said "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here," his words have lived on. Read them again and listen to historian Eric Foner and NPR staff deliver one of the nation's greatest speeches.
It was a deadly combination: Winter jet streams collided with warm and moist air. Twisters flattened whole subdivisions in Washington, Ill., and tore through farming communities.
While the aid effort continues to ramp up, many in the typhoon-ravaged nation are still waiting for food, water and adequate shelter. "Nothing. Nothing happened," said one survivor Friday, after waiting hours for food aid that never arrived.
In the shattered city of Tacloban, officials say most of the aid that has arrived hasn't yet gotten to the people who need it. There aren't yet enough trucks, there isn't enough gas and there aren't enough rescue personnel to distribute food, water and other necessities.
Filipino TV reporter David Santos describes what it was like to ride out Typhoon Haiyan and then to see the devastation. In the area where he was, Santos says, law and order quickly broke down.
My new boss, Anne-Marie Slaughter, talked with me about Syria and Iraq. And then here is a rant I delivered on Federal News Radio yesterday. Non-stop Tom if you can take it. I can't.
As governments and aid groups rush help to the scene, they're confronting epic devastation. The top U.S. commander there has flown over the areas where Typhoon Haiyan hit. It looks "like a bomb went off," Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy tells Morning Edition.
It is "worse than hell" in the areas that were leveled by the powerful storm, a survivor says. Rescue efforts are under way, but getting to the stricken areas is proving to be difficult.