Pair Of F/A-18s Crash In Western Pacific Ocean, U.S. Navy Says

One pilot has been rescued and the search continues for the other after the two warplanes from the USS Carl Vinson went down.

Kerry Seeks Iraq's Support On Move Against Islamic State

NPR |Sept. 15, 2014 12:49 a.m.

The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech to the nation to outline a plan to destroy or degrade the militant group.

Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:55 p.m.

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:09 p.m.

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.

Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 5:09 p.m.

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

Greg Norman Says He's Lucky Not To Have Cut His Hand Off

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 5:05 p.m.

After a chainsaw accident, Australian golfer Greg Norman posted photos this weekend showing him recovering from the ordeal. Norman had been cutting branches off a tree at his Florida home.

Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 3:29 p.m.

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 1:07 p.m.

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:56 a.m.

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about the reaction in the UK.

U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:56 a.m.

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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