A team of NPR journalists traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border seeking stories of people and crossing. One discovery they couldn't quite swallow was a street snack called tostilocos.
Time and again, we hear that the U.S. State Department is "deeply concerned" about international affairs. How deep? And how concerned?
Two men have been infected with a virus newly discovered in dairy cattle, scientists say. The disease causes blisters on the hands and arms, and other symptoms similar to those caused by smallpox.
The cellphone footage was shot by a 17-year-old victim of the ferry disaster, recording classmates as they realize that they probably will not escape.
Organizers of a campaign to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., say they've raised enough money to buy a part of the facility and turn it into a museum.
German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Obama on Friday to discuss possible economic sanctions against Russia. But Germany's business relationship with Russia complicates the situation.
"So far, Germany seems to have supported the latest EU sanctions, which are targeting far more political officials. But not, like the U.S. sanctions, targeting specific businesses," says Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University.
Germany depends on Russia for about a third of its energy needs. And Germany is also Russia's biggest trading partner in Europe.
"There are more than 6,000 German companies that are actually operating, producing in Russia," says Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "The German business community is very strongly opposed to sanctions against Russia."