Whether the Senator can still keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend. Kentucky law prohibits it, but his backers are trying to change that.
Former Rep. Stokes has died at the age of 90 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was the first African-American representative elected from Ohio and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The Thai economy has been struggling since the military seized power 15 months ago. The bombing in Bangkok Monday has raised fears that tourism — a driver of the economy — may now struggle too with many foreigners among the dead.
The Justice Department, Congress and inspector general watchdogs are looking at the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton even as the 2016 presidential race intensifies.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Aviva Kempner about her latest documentary on Julius Rosenwald, the successful businessman who helped advance the cause of educating African-Americans in the South.
Israel's highest court temporarily suspended Tuesday the detention of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike for two months.
The Islamic State has beheaded a prominent Syrian archaeologist in Palmyra, Syria. The city is home to Roman ruins under threat amid ISIS' record for destroying antiquities.
Stokes represented Ohio for 15 terms. He also served as chairman of the House select committee investigating the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Latinos, more than other Americans, see climate change as a man-made problem. An increasing body of research shows that they are deeply concerned about its potential impact on their families.
A new poll finds that Latinos are deeply concerned about the environment — particularly air and water pollution — and the potential impact of climate change on their families.
TV ads drive name recognition, but it's uncertain exactly how much more they do than that. Yet spending on them will hit record levels in the 2016 cycle.
The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about immigration, including calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate about the language used in immigration discussions.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sgt. Janiece Marquez, who worked alongside Green Berets in Afghanistan, about whether this is a victory for those seeking to change the gendering within Army policy.
The first women have completed the tough and grueling Army Ranger training course. But it's still uncertain whether the women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.
A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but officials in several member states, including Germany, say it's not their place to decide how to deal with the growing influx of refugees into EU countries that border non-EU countries.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Deborah Brautigam, director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, about the relationship between the Chinese and African economies.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Nathan Brown, a professor at George Washington University, about the constitutionality of the law and the concern it will be used to crackdown on political dissent.
The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent over the next 10 years. The new regulations are expected to regulate emissions from natural gas wells.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., faces charges including theft of charitable funding and bribery. A federal indictment links the alleged actions to his failed 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia.