July 20, 2012 Shortly after the Colorado shootings, a Denver 18-year-old named Morgan Jones started a thread on the social media site Reddit. It built through the night into a minute-by-minute chronicle of tragedy.
July 5, 2012 Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."
June 29, 2012 Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
June 15, 2012 For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
May 18, 2012 Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to return to their home of eight years for the unveiling of their official portraits.
May 18, 2012 A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
May 17, 2012 A Michigan teen bit into his Arby's sandwich and discovered a severed finger. It's the latest in a long line of disgusting discoveries of real-life fingers in fast food.
May 16, 2012 The New York University student was accused of disorderly conduct, but the video showed him breaking no laws. In a twist, the student had actually been working on a project aimed at portraying police in a better light.
May 16, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?
April 2, 2012 In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Using a new interactive app by NPR's StateImpact, learn about the drought's progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made, and share your stories.
January 18, 2012 Just in time for the South Carolina primary, we've given the stump speeches of Republican presidential contenders Rick Perry and Rick Santorum the "Pop-Up Politics" treatment. We use annotated bubbles and animation to help you get a better sense of the candidates' various appeals to voters.
January 8, 2012 "No politicians, no exceptions" reads a sign in front of Colby's Breakfast & Lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. The move, an employee says, is in response to complaints from customers.
January 2, 2012 A behind-the-scenes look at how our new stump speech series, Pop-Up Politics, got started here at NPR, why we thought it was worth doing, and a preview of the additional animations to come.
November 25, 2011 Tears seem commonplace in today's politics — House Speaker John Boehner's weeping is well-known, and at a recent Iowa forum, two GOP presidential hopefuls broke down while describing personal struggles. But not long ago, public crying was considered political kryptonite. We look inside the ways weeping has changed over the generations.
September 6, 2011 The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.