NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds.

A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light in October in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Semansky/AP

Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

An estimated 100 kids in Baltimore scrub car windshields for quick cash. It is not strictly legal, and many drivers wish the city would crack down on the practice.

Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/667155718/675070455" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dogs of NPR family whose names are included in the top 10 dog names of 2018: From left: Daisy, Bear, Bella, Daisy, Max and Charlie. Alaa El-Koussaimi, Gail Sullivan, Adam and Amanda Anderson, Stacey Goers, /NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Alaa El-Koussaimi, Gail Sullivan, Adam and Amanda Anderson, Stacey Goers, /NPR

Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

The most popular dog names of 2018 say a lot about our world and what we're watching. Increasingly, dogs are getting human names, but is that really a surprise since they're part of the family?

Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674596049/675070485" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Located in Northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Superior, Ashland, Wis. has had enough of substance abuse issue. NorthLakes Community Clinic brought in Dr. Mark Lim to start a team providing substance abuse and mental health services. Derek Montgomery for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Derek Montgomery for NPR

For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.

For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674329075/675070467" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it. Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

toggle caption
Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk

How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

KTOO

Climate change is so dramatic in northern Alaska that the effects on hunting and erosion are very real to people who've lived their whole lives there.

How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/672100740/675070473" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Frey/Getty Images

Voting By Mail Is On The Rise, But Could Alleged N.C. Election Fraud Change That?

Election fraud happens, but not the kind President Trump talks about with people voting twice. It's most common with mail votes. Experts are warning of a backlash to a method 1 in 5 voters now uses.

A man holds national flags of Eritrea (left) and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at the airport in Gondar, nothern Ethiopia, in November. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Ethiopia has stunned the world with its reforms. Eritreans face steep challenges if they want to follow suit.

Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/673786536/674918721" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Anna and the Apocalypse, Ella Hunt plays the titular teenager Anna, who fends off a zombie invasion in song. Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures

'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

Ella Hunt, who stars as the titular Anna, explains the undead metaphor, her own teenage years, and the impact of co-creator Ryan McHenry — who died before he could see this movie completed.

'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674650604/674918715" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty of killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va., last year. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail /AP hide caption

toggle caption
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail /AP

Man Who Drove Vehicle Into Charlottesville Counterprotesters, Killing Heather Heyer, Found Guilty

The jury convicted James Alex Fields Jr. of first-degree murder on Friday after several hours of deliberation. He rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in 2017, killing Heyer and injuring several others.

"At the and of the day, I feel like your purpose can come from making one person feel like they're not alone," Alessia Cara says. supadupabrick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
supadupabrick/Courtesy of the artist

'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

The Canadian singer-songwriter took home the Grammy Award for best new artist in 2018. Now she's back with her sophomore album, The Pains of Growing.

'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/671515852/675004189" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Andrea Mantegna's "Madonna della Vittoria," housed in the Louvre in Paris, includes a depiction of Adam, Eve and those tempting apples. Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images

Opinion: Satanic Display Shows Power Of The Bible

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the Satanic Temple display in the Illinois State Capitol.

Opinion: Satanic Display Shows Power Of The Bible

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674772332/674918690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Educators from the Acero charter school network hold signs as they protest during a strike outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Teachers In Chicago's Charter Schools Go On Strike, And Troubled For-Profit College Closes Campuses

In this week's roundup of education news: The nation's first strike at a charter school network. We also look at new reports about the supply of special ed teachers and a rise in school spending.

The Ferryman follows the large family of a man who was "disappeared" in the Northern Ireland conflicts of the late 20th century. Paddy Considine (standing) plays Quinn, the head of the family and the brother of the dead man. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of The Ferryman hide caption

toggle caption
Joan Marcus/Courtesy of The Ferryman

Northern Ireland's Troubled Past Surfaces In Family Drama 'The Ferryman'

In the latest Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, the body of a man who was violently "disappeared" 10 years ago has been found in a bog. It augurs bad things for the dead man's family.

Northern Ireland's Troubled Past Surfaces In Family Drama 'The Ferryman'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/671874872/674918703" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Five wooden markers stand in a makeshift memorial outside the Annapolis Capitol Gazette offices in Annapolis, Md., in early July, honoring the employees killed by a gunman just days before. The victims were editor Gerald Fischman, 61; editor and columnist Rob Hiaasen, 59; reporter and editor John McNamara, 56; reporter and columnist Wendi Winters, 65; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A Gentle, Agonized Response To Trump's Rage About Journalists

Joshua McKerrow is a photojournalist at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.; five of his colleagues where shot and killed this summer. After an angry presidential tweet, he shared a story of loss.

People walk through Ain Issa, one of the camps that holds displaced Syrians as well as foreign wives of ISIS fighters and their children. Thousands of foreign women and children languish in shelters in northeastern Syria, unwanted by their home governments and with no clear future. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

Kurdish officials in northeastern Syria say they are holding 550 foreign women whom they captured after defeating ISIS, as well as about 1,200 foreign children.

Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/671520315/674398840" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
more from