News: U.S. and World News Headlines NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

According to a new study, among families in the middle socioeconomic group the older, September-born kids were 2.6 percent more likely to attend college and 2.6 percent more likely to graduate from an elite university. Rawpixel Ltd./Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
Rawpixel Ltd./Getty Images/iStockphoto

Charities are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club. The cancellations come in the wake of his controversial comments about the events in Charlottesville, Va. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A protester wears a pistol in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The ACLU says it will consider the potential for violence when evaluating whether to represent potential clients. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Left: A partial solar eclipse, as viewed from the Cotswolds, United Kingdom, March 2015. Right: A total solar eclipse, as viewed from Longyearbyen, Norway, March 2015. Tim Graham/Getty Images/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Tim Graham/Getty Images/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the constituent assembly earlier this month. The group, which Maduro called for and which enjoys wide-ranging powers, granted itself the ability to pass laws. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (right) praised President Trump for his "bold truthful statement" about Charlottesville. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544531424/544544083" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter Becomes Minority Owner Of Miami Marlins

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523336/544523337" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523329/544523330" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trump's National Security Team Meets To Discuss Way Forward In Afghanistan

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523316/544523323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From White House Job

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523309/544523310" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How What Happened 25 Years Ago At Ruby Ridge Still Matters Today

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523302/544523303" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To President Trump's Response To Charlottesville

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523285/544523288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523271/544523272" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why Are Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523255/544523265" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544523245/544523249" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript