A recent accident in a gold mine in South Africa has brought attention to the growing practice of illegal mining. The legal mining operations have been on a decades-long decline but illegal miners are thriving.
Lyndel Rhodes finally got her big break as a songwriter at age 92. Willie Nelson has recorded one of her tunes. It's called "Little House on the Hill," and it's about her beloved home in Lexington, Tenn.
Scott Simon speaks with ABC News producer Rym Momtaz and comic book artist Dalibor Talajic about Marvel's new comic, "Madaya Mom." It's the story of a woman in a Syrian town that has been held by rebels since July 2015.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family filed suit against Iran for torturing him. We asked the question, how do you sue a nation state, especially if you're suing them in another country?
Jodi Picoult's new novel "Small Great Things" tells the story of an African American labor and delivery nurse and the racism surrounding her care of a white supremacist couple's newborn son. She tells NPR's Scott Simon what compelled her to write this story.
The worst of Hurricane Matthew has left Florida. In its wake, there are scores of downed trees, power lines and some structural damage. But the storm stayed far enough offshore that the state avoided catastrophic damage.