An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.
Family Wakes London Neighborhood's Diversity In A Funeral Home John Harris's family has buried Cockney East Enders in style for generations. But London has changed, so the funeral home now has washrooms for Hindus and will soon make room for Muslim rites as well.
Abandoned, But No Wasteland: Chernobyl Offers Animals Room To Thrive Nearly 30 years after a catastrophic nuclear meltdown, something interesting is happening in Chernobyl: In an environment long abandoned — and deemed unsafe — by humans, wildlife is flourishing.
8 Teams Enter, 4 Teams Leave In Baseball's Big Friday Eight MLB teams faced off during the first four-game Friday in almost 50 years. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and <em>ESPN Magazine</em> and NPR's Scott Simon recap the winners and losers.
Boston's 'Punk Poet' Patti Smith Gets A Day In Her Honor Today is Patti Smith Day in Boston. The rocker, now 68, who not only won the 2010 National Book Award for her memoir has long been known as "the punk poet laureate."
Survivors Recount Meltdown In Nobel Winner's Chronicle Of Chernobyl Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel prize for literature this week. One of her best known works was a book called Voices of Chernobyl.
Faith In Company Remains For VW Loyalists At the VW enthusiasts club in Wolfsburg, Germany, there is a great sense of disappointment that VW has been caught cheating. But many are confident the company will bounce back.
What's Next In The Race For Speaker Of The House? Congressman Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the House Speaker race on Thursday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney about the race for Speaker.