°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Hansi Lo Wang

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Get Chance To Meet Pope

Monday, August 31, 2015

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.


9/11 Survivor Known As 'Dust Lady' From Iconic Photo Dies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Marcy Borders was captured in a haunting photo where she was pictured covered in dust after fleeing the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless Numbers

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The number of people sleeping in New York's shelters has been slow to fall after hitting a record high of 59,000 last year. Advocates for the homeless say more New Yorkers are living on the streets.


Gunman Kills Guard In Federal Building In NYC, Then Kills Himself

Friday, August 21, 2015

Police say the attack occurred in Lower Manhattan Friday afternoon. They say there is "no indication of a nexus to terrorism."


Oath Keepers Say They're Defending Ferguson; Others Say They're Not Helping

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The armed men say they are in the Missouri town to protect the people and the Constitution. But officials and demonstrators marking the death of Michael Brown say they're not welcome.


Armed 'Oath Keepers' Roam Ferguson, Mo., Streets Amid Protesters

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Protesters have noticed an unusual group of veterans and active-duty members of the military carrying weapons during demonstrations. Local officials say they're adding fuel to the tense situation.


Ferguson, Mo., Residents Grow Tired Of Violent Protests

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Two days after the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death, protesters say they're committed to keeping pressure on officials. But some residents say they're becoming fed up with violent protests.


Ferguson Protesters Vow To Keep The Memory Of Michael Brown Alive

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Protesters and police faced off Monday night in Ferguson, Mo. Days after the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the city remains tense after peaceful demonstrations were marred by violence.


Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.


Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.


Newark Police Department Joins A Dozen Others Facing Federal Scrutiny

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Newark, New Jersey, police department is set to join a dozen other troubled law enforcement agencies under consent decrees with the federal government, which will be monitoring them.


Facing Tough Competition, A&P Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The grocery store chain A&P has filed for bankruptcy. Stiff competition in the food retail industry is forcing the storied company to sell off or close almost 300 stores around the Northeast.


Theodore Roosevelt's 'Summer White House' Reopens To The Public

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The 26th U.S. President spent his summers at a mansion on an 83-acre estate on New York's Long Island. Sagamore Hill has reopened to visitors after a three-year restoration project costing $10 million.


Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The legendary toy store will close its doors Wednesday for the last time on New York City's 5th Avenue. The store's owner, Toys "R" Us, says rent is too high to stay but plans to reopen in Manhattan.


New York Will Pay Eric Garner Family $5.9 Million To Avoid Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The settlement with Garner's family won't require the city to admit liability for his death. The unarmed black man died after police placed him in a chokehold last year.


'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.


Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

Friday, July 03, 2015

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 billion. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.


In Charleston, S.C., Racial Lines Redraw A Neighborhood

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Charleston has seen dramatic shifts in its population over the past few decades. Since 1990, the black population has dropped from 42 percent to 23 percent.


S.C. Retailers Caught In The Middle Of Renewed Debate Over Confederate Flag

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Some retailers have pulled Confederate-themed items from their shelves after the South Carolina shooting suspect appeared in photos with the flag. The debate over what the flag symbolizes continues.


Alleged Shooter Visited Slave Plantations Before Church Shooting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dylann Roof is said to have visited slave plantations and a Confederate museum in the weeks before he allegedly went into a black church in Charleston, S.C., and killed nine people.