Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

i Christian Tengblad (right) and his fellow fare dodger are part of the group Planka.nu. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Ari Shapiro/NPR Christian Tengblad (right) and his fellow fare dodger are part of the group Planka.nu. Ari Shapiro/NPR Every city that has public transportation struggles with fare jumpers — people who sneak onto the […]

Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

i Coleen Schaefer (left) and Doni Sprague display a tiger pelt that was confiscated and is being stored at the National Eagle and Wildlife repository on the outskirts of Denver. Some 1.5 million items are being held at the facility. The Asia-Pacific Trade Pact, which is still under negotiation, would punish wildlife trafficking. Jackie Northam/NPR […]

Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To ‘Get Up’

This story begins an occasional series about individuals who don’t have much money or power but do have a big impact on their communities. Sometimes, the people you’d least expect are those who do the most. People like Tony Simmons, a homeless man in Baltimore who helps others get off the street. Simmons says he […]

Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

i Adam Namm, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and musician member of Samay Blues Band. Alejandro Reinoso for NPR hide caption itoggle caption Alejandro Reinoso for NPR Adam Namm, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and musician member of Samay Blues Band. Alejandro Reinoso for NPR Shortly before taking the stage at a bar in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, […]

VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

i A hospital bed is draped with a flag after a veteran died in the hospice ward at St. Albans VA in Queens, N.Y. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Quil Lawrence/NPR A hospital bed is draped with a flag after a veteran died in the hospice ward at St. Albans VA in Queens, N.Y. […]

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Waze allows users to share when they’ve seen a police officer. Law enforcement officials say that could put police in danger. Waze hide caption itoggle caption Waze Waze, the popular navigation app boasting more than 50 million users worldwide, has a new critic: police officers. Over the past few weeks, law enforcement officials have been […]

As Nor’Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

i Students play football at the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Students play football at the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images A day after a monstrous winter storm […]

Jordan Says It’s Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

i Passersby watch a TV news program Wednesday in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by extremists that purports to show Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption itoggle caption Eugene Hoshiko/AP Passersby watch a TV news program Wednesday in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by extremists that purports […]

Mexico Officially Declares 43 Missing Students Dead

i A relative holding a picture of one of the missing students, wipes a tear from her face during a press conference in Mexico, City. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption itoggle caption Eduardo Verdugo/AP A relative holding a picture of one of the missing students, wipes a tear from her face during a press conference in […]

Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

i The London 2012 Olympic Stadium at sunset at the Olympic Park in London. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption itoggle caption Alastair Grant/AP The London 2012 Olympic Stadium at sunset at the Olympic Park in […]