While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.
NATO estimates that some 20,000 Russian troops have massed along the border with Ukraine, just days after the U.S. and EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. Melissa Block asks David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, about the possibility that Russia will invade Ukraine.
Audie Cornish talks to Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, about what the organization is calling a "health and humanitarian disaster" in Gaza.
Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.
Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. All homes exposed to virus have been quarantined. We visited one of them and found the atmosphere there surprisingly relaxed.
Israelis and Hamas have agreed to a three-day truce. The proposal by Egypt had been on the table for three weeks.
The brother and mother of a Hamas fighter who was killed in a tunnel recall his path into militancy. They're pleased he died for what they consider a good cause.
Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violance" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.
Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.
An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.
The militant group known as the Islamic State has reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam, just another instance in its successful offensive in northwestern Iraq. Melissa Block talks with reporter Jane Arraf about the group's gains.
It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.
A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.
Conditions in Libya have gone from bad to worse in recent months, with its main airport now a battleground and foreigners pulling out of the country.
A federal judge has ruled an Alabama abortion law unconstitutional. The measure required doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. The ruling comes amid legal fights over just how far states can go to regulate abortion.
Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.