The dramatic Conservative Party victory in Thursday's British elections raises the question of whether the U.K. will vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to let British voters decide whether to stay in the EU.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.
Also in this week's #NPRReads, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's elementary school teacher recalls the Boston bomber, a profile of Ohio's governor, Judaism in South Dakota and putting a face on the refugee crisis.
Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.
Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.
The measure would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
New Hampshire is the only state in New England not to have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, but a proposal before state lawmakers there could change that.
Don't look at me! In Minnesota, lawmakers are banned from making eye contact during debate. The idea is it leads to more civility. But does it? And what can animal science teach us about it?
The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.
Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.
Most analysts are predicting a lead for the Conservatives in Thursday's U.K. general election. But the closeness of the election might leave Britain facing a period of coalition building.
Rural counties and school districts can now breathe a sigh of relief. Federal money for schools to offset the loss of tax revenue from nontaxable federal lands expired last September. The fix was tucked into another bill, but it's only temporary.
The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records — which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — is illegal. Last week the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would end bulk collection.
Raymond Hulser, the new chief of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, said his unit is committed to prosecuting "important and tough" cases cases and bringing them to trial.
The measure, which now goes to the House for consideration, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support, passing by a 98-1 vote.
A surge from Asia, and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico, change the outlook for U.S. demographics.
Surge from Asia, and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico, change outlook for US demographics.
Carly Fiorina's presidential launch this week was rather calm compared to her first bid for office five years ago, which gave us one of the most bizarre political ads of all time.
Tea Party Republicans are trying to make a comeback and have found one candidate to get behind for the Senate in 2016 — Florida's Ron DeSantis, a former JAG Corps lawyer and Yale baseball captain.
Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.