NPR NEWS HEADLINESThe '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues
Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.
China's Crackdown On Corruption Opens Door To Abuse
A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.
Acclaimed Jazz Singer Diane Reeves Takes On A Soulful Sound
Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves has partnered with a younger generation of jazz musicians for a new album called Beautiful Life.
Keeping The French Language Alive In Quebec
The Parti Quebecois is leading the polls for next month's provincial election in Canada. If they win a majority, they intend to tighten Quebec's already established language laws. NPR's Arun Rath talks with linguist Julie Sedivy about keeping Quebec's language French.
The Role Of 1994 Nuclear Agreement In Ukraine's Current State
In 1994, Ukraine signed an agreement with the U.S., the UK and Russia under which it gave up its nuclear arsenal in return for certain assurances. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, about the agreement.
On The Ground In Crimea Amid Diplomatic Tussle
The White House announced Sunday that President Obama will host Ukraine's interim prime minister Wednesday. It is another diplomatic move to peacefully resolve the standoff with Russia over Crimea. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Emily Harris about the situation.
Search Teams Work Around The Clock To Find Malaysian Airlines Flight
NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Beijing correspondent Anthony Kuhn about the latest news on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane had been carrying 239 people when it apparently vanished.
'Boy, Snow, Bird' Takes A Closer Look Into The Fairy Tale Mirror
Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides
In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for getting paid for keeping juvenile detention centers full. A new documentary looks back at the case, interviewing kids and the judges involved.
Putting A Name And Face To A Famous Voice
Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
Why Getting 'El Chapo' Wasn't The End Of The Drug War
The Mexican government is touting its capture of the drug kingpin known as El Chapo as evidence of success in its efforts to curtail drug violence. But, reporter Carrie Kahn tells NPR's Arun Rath, some say the rise of other vigilante groups show the true depth of the problem.
How Sanctions May Affect Russia's Moves In Ukraine
The U.S. has begun implementing some sanctions and the European Union is considering its own in response to Russia's actions in Crimea. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center about the restrictions' impact.
Locals Join Crimean Defense Forces, Allied With Russia
In Ukraine, tensions are high in the Crimean Peninsula. NPR's Emily Harris reports on the swearing in of new members to the Crimean defense force.
Malaysian Jetline's Status Still Unknown After Day Of Searching
The Malaysian plane en route to Beijing has been missing for more than 24 hours. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Anthony Kuhn in Beijing.
Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis
When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.