The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been hashed out line-by-line. All 6,000 pages of it. It will set the rules for roughly one-third of world trade. It has precise requirements for tariffs, quotas and subsidies for all manner of goods. But there's one huge secret tariff that isn't included: currency manipulation.
Israeli officials are objecting to new European Union guidelines to require that labels of origin on goods sold in Europe from occupied territories be labeled that way — not as made in Israel.
Public housing residents would be banned from smoking, not just in public spaces on the premises, but in their own apartments under a proposal Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal, which is drawing criticism from many residents and being praised by others concerned about second-hand smoke.
The University of Missouri's Black Culture Center has become a hub for black students afraid after Tuesday's death threats. Students are also escorting each other to class and coping in other ways.
The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan has divided the states. It requires carbon emission reductions from power plants, and more than two dozen states have sued to stop it. But many others are in favor. This tug of war is playing out in Colorado and could head to the state Supreme Court.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Roxane Gay and New York Magazine political columnist Jonathan Chait about activism and political correctness on today's college campuses.
"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.
"This proposed rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says.
"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.
Ben Carson polls high among GOP presidential candidates but fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie.
The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.
A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican political consultant Katie Packer of Burning Glass Consulting, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012, about GOP skirmishes over immigration.
After the debate Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson heads to Lynchburg, Va., for convocation at Liberty University.
The morning after a GOP debate, presidential contender Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire for "Politics and Eggs," a traditional granite state breakfast.
After the debate Tuesday night, Jeb Bush traveled to Iowa for an annual Veterans Day breakfast outside of Des Moines. He said Republicans need to start thinking about which GOP candidate can beat Hillary Clinton.
The recent off-year elections brought with them laments about poor voter turnout. The challenge is especially stark in the Los Angeles area. With 4.9 million voters, LA County is home to the largest voting jurisdiction in the U.S. But in recent elections, turnout there has hit record breaking lows. Officials there are trying to fix the problem.
As international diplomats prepare for a new round of talks on Syria, they are struggling with some fundamental questions: Who is a terrorist and who can be part of an eventual settlement?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the program was deadly and controversial.
The music industry generates $1.6 billion a year for Austin, Texas. But many musicians can't afford the basics, including health insurance. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians steps in to help.