Latest from NPR News

Roger, a buff red kangaroo who made his home at a sanctuary in Australia but achieved renown worldwide for his impressive musculature, has died at the age of 12.

Roger was rescued as an orphaned joey; he was trapped inside his dead mother's pouch when a man named Chris Barns discovered him and decided to found a kangaroo sanctuary. (That sanctuary was recently featured in a BBC documentary series called Kangaroo Dundee.)

President Trump says he will be making a decision "soon" on a new chief of staff. But some of the candidates whose names have been floated for the post say they're not interested.

It seems people are not exactly lining up for the chance to try to organize Trump's impulsive and unpredictable operation, especially in the face of an aggressive special counsel's investigation and newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr walks up the stairs from her office in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to her car when she notices that the sky has darkened and is starting to open up.

Tiny drops of rain fall. Within seconds they've become large and squishy, splashing against the concrete – and she's forgotten her rain boots. Her hot pink slingbacks won't make it through a downpour.

It’s not hard to find a reason to be down. News can be overwhelming and bleak. Dystopian fiction books and shows are hot commodities.

But all is not lost. A new genre, called Hope Punk, has arrived.

Polygon says the genre is a result of pop culture “largely becom[ing] brighter, kinder and more focused on empathy.”

One way this genre is making itself heard is through podcasts. Some of these shows are fictional, but others focus on making abstract topics more engaging, like fine art — as the podcast Accession does.

Russia, Recapped

47 minutes ago

The man, the myth, one side’s great hope and another’s witch hunter. What’s on the mind of Robert Mueller, the man charged with running the highest profile investigation in the country?

Well, it’s hard to know. “The office of the special counsel declined to comment” is one of the most common refrains in stories about the Russia probe.

But we did get a peek behind the curtain of the investigation last Friday.

Pages