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When it comes to criminal justice, Mexico is better known for bribery than best practices. But police are receiving better training, and reforms now allow for open trials and presumption of innocence.Add your comments
The Department of Transportation has authorized six U.S. airlines to schedule round-trip flights from the U.S to some cities in Cuba. The DOT has not yet approved any flights to Havana.
There's this long-held belief that one in 10 Americans is LGBT, but the reality is far from that: researchers don't exactly know.
Some Olympic athletes have announced plans to skip the games because of the Zika virus. What's at stake for them and others who are thinking about going to Rio?
Helen Chavez played a vital role in helping her husband improve the rights of farmworkers across the country. She died in California Monday.
To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, some American high school students are traveling to Normandy, France to make sure the victims of World War II aren't forgotten.
NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army on assignment for the network.
For the first time, the U.S. is playing host to the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament, bringing the hemisphere's top teams – and some of the world's best players – to U.S. cities.
When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.
So-called "burn pits" were common at U.S. military outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Legislation in the Senate would create a center to study the effects of breathing their smoke.
Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?
An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where President Barack Obama had spoken.
Kids whose applications are handled by the US government's regional offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles are more likely to win approval from asylum officers than those applying in Chicago or Houston, according to data.
Nearly one in three veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face post-traumatic stress from their military service, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia.
Having women command Navy warships is routine, but it wasn't always that way. And now the last restrictions keeping them from direct combat have been dropped.