Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe won the Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature, and Matthew Cordell's Wolf in the Snow won the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.
In Puerto Rico, an explosion at a major power substation plunged San Juan and the surrounding areas back into darkness on Sunday. The blackout was a further setback in the ongoing efforts to restore power to the island.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalist Sam Quinones about Purdue Pharma's announcement that it would stop promoting its blockbuster opioid painkiller OxyContin to doctors. Purdue's move comes as it faces dozens of lawsuits.
The name "George Papadopoulos" became associated with Donald Trump in March of 2016, when the then-presidential candidate listed him among his foreign policy team. Now, nearly two years later, Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and is believed to be the reason for the start of the Russia investigation.
After workers pulled more than 40 tons of Mardi Gras beads out of New Orleans' storm drains, the city decided to take action. They've installed "gutter buddies" to keep carnival detritus out of the drainage system.
President Trump released his long-awaited plan to direct $1.5 trillion toward upgrading U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works projects. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the President for infrastructure policy, about Trump's priorities.
Sony's new film, Peter Rabbit, is being criticized for a scene in which a character is pelted with blackberries, to which he's allergic. Allergy advocacy groups criticized the scene and Sony has responded with an apology.
New, official portraits of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled Monday. NPR's Ari Shaprio speaks with Amy Sherald, the Baltimore-based artist who painted the former first lady's portrait. Sherald is known for painting African-Americans in gray tones.
Brazilians say carnival is about dropping your inhibitions and letting your emotions out. To do that three generations of one large, extended family prepare to 'let their inner chicken out," in an annual exercise that acts as a release valve for the pressures of life.
Hours before a sale was to be announced, the New York Attorney General sued the Weinstein Company. The suit aims to compensate company employees who were victims of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse — or part of a hostile workplace. It appears to have killed the sale for now.
President Trump released his $1.5 trillion infrastructure financing plan at the White House Monday. The plan calls for spending $200 billion over 10 years to repair and rebuild highways, bridges, airports, seaports, and water systems. Half of that funding will be used as incentives to get cities, counties and states to finance at least 80 percent of the infrastructure costs themselves.
A high profile trial begins on Tuesday in an Israeli military court. The defendant is a Palestinian teenager from the West Bank seen on video slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. She's being portrayed as a symbol on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A New Hampshire woman will be in court Tuesday asking a judge to let her cross her name off the back of a $560-million winning lottery ticket. She wants the money, but not the attention that comes with it.
President Trump's appointee running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making radical changes to make the agency less aggressive in its mission. An internal memo obtained by NPR says the CFPB will unveil a new strategic plan on Monday. The moves are frustrating staffers at the bureau.