A year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gunman Adam Lanza's motives are still unclear. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says people may just have to be satisfied with what they've known from the beginning — that on Dec. 14, 2012, a horrible thing happened.
Mbali Vilakazi, the winner of our Poetry Games last year, honors Mandela's memory with a poem, "The Black Pimpernel." The title is a derogatory nickname given to Mandela in his revolutionary days. Vilakazi's poem looks toward the future: "And if we have stood on the shoulders of giants, / We are giants still / And giants, we will come again."
The agency is launching a new coordinated research effort to stop citrus greening, a disease imported from Asia that turns fruit bitter and unmarketable. It first turned up in Florida eight years. Now, it threatens to destroy the nation's citrus industry.
Even for those with the will and drive to pursue treatment, the process remains difficult, frightening and full of holes. Mental health advocates say little has come, on the federal level, from the task forces and promises that followed the Newtown shootings.
Maria Vasquez-Rojas was thrilled when she learned she was pregnant. But soon afterward she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer — at the same time her brother Francisco was struggling with drug addiction. Maria's daughter's birth has transformed not just Maria's life, but Francisco's, too.
The players that year faced a sobering new reality: The nation was at war, and they'd soon leave the football field behind for the battlefield. In All American, author Steve Eubanks recalls that game through the eyes of two players — Army quarterback Chad Jenkins and Navy linebacker Brian Stann.
The stars of Saving Mr. Banks — a movie about the struggle between Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers over how the Mary Poppins film would be made — talk to NPR's Renee Montagne about the film, and what their counterparts might have thought of their performances.
There is a whole world of commerce inside a traffic jam in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and the shrewdest businessmen are the teenage boys.
The Senate this week pushed through the nomination of Democrat Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA controls Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Watt replaces an official who was a thorn in the side of Democrats, and the move changes the landscape of housing finance reform.
The Democrat's posting at the helm of the Federal Housing Finance Agency could have major implications for the mortgage finance system.
A compromise defense bill is making its way through Congress. The authorization measure deals with everything from sexual assault in the military to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to operations in Afghanistan.
The House passes the House-Senate budget compromise after Speaker John Boehner criticizes conservative groups — and implicitly their allies in Congress — for their opposition. Next stop: the Senate.
David O. Russell is a director on a hot streak. His last two films, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, pleased critics and did well at the box office. And his new film is likely to do the same.
Long protected by the Endangered Species Act, the Yellowstone grizzly population may have grown enough to come off the list. But many independent biologists say the Yellowstone grizzly is far from healthy, and they're trying to keep the government from "delisting" it.
No one likes a traffic jam, except perhaps the people who have figured out how to make money from people stuck in cars. Planet Money was recently in Jakarta, Indonesia, a city with horrible gridlock — and plenty of traffic entrepreneurs.
Renee Montagne and David Greene report on findings from tech company Incapsula suggesting that nearly two-thirds of Internet traffic comes from bots rather than humans.
David Greene talks with the AP's Matt Apuzzo about his story describing what is known about an American who went missing in Iran in 2007. The Associated Press reports that, despite official denials from the U.S., Robert Levinson had been working for the CIA.
The manager of Le Petit Syrah in Nice imposed a cost on rudeness. Demand "a coffee," and it's $9.50, in dollars. Say "please," and the price drops to $6. And if you greet the waiter with a friendly "bonjour," the bill comes to $2.
No. 43 Cade Foster missed two kicks and had a third blocked in a game against rival Auburn. But Foster got a note from someone who can relate: George W. Bush, the 43rd president. "Life has its setbacks. I know!" he wrote.
No. 43 Cade Foster saw his game-ending kick fall short against Auburn — who returned it for a touchdown to win. But Foster got a note from someone who can relate: George W. Bush, the 43rd president. "Life has its setbacks. I know!" he wrote.