Latest Newscast

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules for Internet service providers. Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images

All Tech Considered

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take, though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

President Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. North Korea tested a missile during Abe's visit and guests at the club overhead the two leaders discussing the incident. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Politics

GAO Agrees To Review Costs Of Trump's Trips To Mar-A-Lago

The Government Accountability Office has agreed to review costs and security measures associated with President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago. Trump has spent five weekends there since taking office.

GAO Agrees To Review Costs Of Trump's Trips To Mar-A-Lago

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521823473/521823474" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bobby James Moore was convicted of capital murder for shooting and killing a store clerk while robbing a grocery store in April 1980. Texas Department of Criminal Justice hide caption

toggle caption
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Law

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521812738/521869587" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Adam Cole/NPR
One possible result in the Mighty Mini Mammals division of 2015's Mammal March Madness tournament. If the species that's seeded highest always wins its bracket, the fennec fox will beat out the rest of the division and advance to the final four.
Adam Cole/NPR

NPR Ed

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521148505/521884369" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Adam Cole/NPR
One possible result in the Mighty Mini Mammals division of 2015's Mammal March Madness tournament. If the species that's seeded highest always wins its bracket, the fennec fox will beat out the rest of the division and advance to the final four.
Adam Cole/NPR

NPR Ed

Spider Monkey Vs. Antelope Squirrel: March Madness Hits Science Class

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521148505/521884369" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Older adults have been excluded from some websites that post jobs, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Jonathan McHugh/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan McHugh/Getty Images/Ikon Images

Business

Older Workers Find Age Discrimination Built Right Into Some Job Websites

The sites screen out older job seekers by limiting the dates you can fill in forms, an investigation by the Illinois attorney general found. But other sites say they make a point of fairness.

Older Workers Find Age Discrimination Built Right Into Some Job Websites

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521771515/521823561" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. women's national hockey team captain Meghan Duggan, seen playing in the 2014 Olympics, says her teammates have won a better pay deal, averting a boycott of the world championships. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Humphrey/AP

The Two-Way - News Blog

Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

(From left) Renee Chaney, visitor Louisa Parker, Linda Wertheimer and Kris Mortensen, in the first All Things Considered studio in 1972. NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

The Two-Way - News Blog

First Episode Of 'All Things Considered' Is Headed To Library Of Congress

The NPR program's inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other "aural treasures" like Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow." Take a listen to the first show!

First Episode Of 'All Things Considered' Is Headed To Library Of Congress

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521808208/521884357" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

There are many rituals associated with the Hindu Sindh holiday Cheti Chand, which falls on March 29 this year. One that continues to hold meaning for the author is the consumption of tahri, or sweet rice, during langar, the communal meal at the end of the celebration. Pooja Makhijani for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Pooja Makhijani for NPR

The Salt

The Tahri That Binds: How A Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

Making the traditional foods of home on the holiday of Cheti Chand — which falls on March 29 this year — helps a member of the Hindu Sindhi diaspora feel less disjointed.

Volunteers gather bags of groceries for people seeking assistance at a food pantry in Concord, Mass. Many groups that help low-income families get food aid say they've seen an alarming drop recently in the number of immigrants applying for help. Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe/Getty Images

The Salt

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521823480/521823481" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Summer Zervos, shown with attorney Gloria Allred on earlier this year in Washington, D.C., accuses President Trump of sexual harassment and has filed a lawsuit against him. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Politics

Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says President Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." His legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after he leaves the White House.

Protesters participate in an anti-corruption rally in Saint Petersburg on March 26. Thousands of Russians demonstrated across the country to protest corruption. Oolga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Oolga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images

Parallels - World News

What Russia's Protests Mean For Putin's Opposition

Russians are still trying to understand exactly what happened over the weekend, when thousands of people took part in anti-government rallies — the biggest demonstration of discontent since 2012.

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Thomas Russell holds a census form while working his route in 2010. Jason E. Miczek/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jason E. Miczek/AP

The Two-Way - News Blog

Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521789446/521830521" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips is World Cafe's guest for Tuesday, March 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

XPN

Frontman Wayne Coyne says he thrives in environments that combine art and chaos. Hear that conversation, plus live performances of songs from Oczy Mlody.

The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521797463/521833739" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Michelle Taylor and other participants work to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the Virginia estate of former President James Madison. Courtesy of Michelle Taylor hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Michelle Taylor

History

A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

Michelle Taylor is taking part in a project to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the estate of President James Madison. Through her research, she discovered a personal connection to the site.

A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521804754/521823543" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript