The move is seen as another show of force by Russia as tensions with Ukraine continue to mount. It comes after reports of violence spilling over into the Russian-Ukraine border.
Around the world, civilizations have been fascinated by the solstice. In the first of our series, Summer Stargazing, NPR's Scott Simon talks to astronomer Jackie Faherty about Manhattanhenge.
Lily Born, 11, has designed a spill-proof cup for people with Parkinson's disease. She and her dad, Joe Born, talk with NPR's Scott Simon about the invention she's named Kangaroo Cups.
A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.
A former IRS director's missing emails reminded some of the gap on Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. Columnist Megan McArdle tells NPR's Scott Simon the disappearance indicates bigger problems within the agency.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.
President Obama says he'll send military advisers to Iraq, but not combat forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks to retired Army Col. Derek Harvey about whether that's enough to help regain stability.
Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.
More than 400 U.S. military drones have been involved in major crashes around the world since 2001. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the news, which was revealed in a Washington Post investigation.
Scores of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody have been on a hunger strike for almost two months, trying to change the system that allowed them to be held without being charged.
Iraqi security officials say Sunni militants have seized a Syrian border crossing in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update on the situation from NPR's Alice Fordham in Baghdad.