As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?
In a year filled with gripping health stories, here are the ones that were the most popular with Shots readers. Think beauty pageant queens, pronouns and Ebola.
Beauty queens and baseball videos, as well as hard news on Ebola and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson were the stories of biggest interest to NPR.org visitors. There were also cats, of course.
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera asked people to use a microphone to outline their vision of the country. Bruguera, however, was detained before the performance even started.
The transfer is part of a plan to close the detention facility in Cuba. The Pentagon says there are still 127 detainees at Guantanamo.
Sonar may have located parts of the AirAsia flight that disappeared Sunday over the Java Sea with 162 people on board. Recovery teams have now pulled at least seven bodies from the choppy waters.
"I believe in diplomacy, I believe in dialogue, I believe in engagement," the president says of Iran and other regimes perceived as U.S. enemies. But he says restoring relations is a gradual process.
Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.
With two young men dead, the Food and Drug Administration is considering banning sales to consumers of a highly concentrated form of pure caffeine. A lethal overdose is too easy, officials warn.
A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.
Three years after the U.S. military officially withdrew from Iraq, 2,000 U.S. troops are back restoring the old buildings they'd left behind and renewing former contacts with Iraqi officers.
Author Roxane Gay spent 2014 thinking and writing about issues that exposed divides in America over race and gender. She offers her thoughts on some of the year's most-talked-about stories.
NPR's Elizabeth Blair polled comedy-industry insiders to find out their favorite jokes of 2014. The results range from supermarket-checkout observations to a historically hysterical take on Oprah.
The Russian economy took a big hit in 2014. The U.S. and other countries imposed economic sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea, but it was falling oil prices that really hurt the country.
The Kootenai County sheriff's office says the 2-year-old boy, who was seated in a shopping cart, reached into his mother's handbag, found the loaded gun and shot her. She died at the scene.
The release of two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen brings the prison population at Guantanamo to 127, according to a Pentagon statement on Tuesday.
Over 8 million American children don't get enough to eat. In Sacramento, one school is helping families cope with hunger by sending students home for the weekend with a backpack of groceries.
This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.
The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?
Champagne and other booze flow freely New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.