State legislatures are busy considering bills to tighten restrictions on voters, including new voter ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements.
Legislators in Florida are taking up a proposal to expand the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. It would require prosecutors to prove a defendant wasn't acting in self-defense.
With the Republicans' new health care plan under attack from all sides, Steve Inskeep talks to one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, Zeke Emanuel, about the possibility of compromise.
Pope Francis urged people to open up a Bible as often as they check their phones. But even the Pope uses Twitter.
The unusually warm winter has proven deadly in the northeast. More than a dozen people, including snowmobilers and ice fishermen, have died when they fell through thin lake ice.
Hawaii is filing a lawsuit against President Trump's newly revised executive order limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. David Greene speaks with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin.
The THAAD missile defense system will go up in South Korea to help defend against North Korea's missile program. But it's causing a geopolitical tussle.
Founded by former slaves in 1887, Mound Bayou, Miss., was one of the country's first all-black towns. Here's a look into its historic past and uncertain future.
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Steve Inskeep talks to Neal Katyal on legal challenges to the revised executive order on travel to the U.S. Katyal is lead attorney for the state of Hawaii and a former acting U.S. solicitor general.
In 1948, farmer Howard Henry led a movement to have parking meters banned in North Dakota. Now the governor wants to lift the ban, but Henry's granddaughter is still opposed to them.
Eric Thurm and friends were watching TED Talks while drunk and had an idea — Drunk TED Talks. But Thurm tells the site Jezebel he got a cease-and-desist letter from the real organization.
A CBS drama depicts a fictional U.S. secretary of state punching a fictional Philippine president. But the real government of the Philippines wasn't amused.
James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.
A difficult part of implementing a new health care law is providing health insurance to the sick and underserved. Steve Inskeep talks with MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.
Many Tea Party Republicans are raising objections to the new GOP-written health care bill, but Speaker Paul Ryan says he's guaranteeing it will pass the House in the coming weeks.
The Netherlands goes to the polls this month for parliamentary elections. One of the leading candidates, Geert Wilders, is running on a populist, anti-immigrant, anti-Islam agenda.
David Greene talks with Jake Williams of the cybersecurity firm Rendition InfoSec about documents released by WikiLeaks that purportedly describe tools the CIA uses to spy on electronic devices.
As Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, we examine how Medicaid expansion has affected divorce rates among older people.
Commentator Mike Pesca thinks the popularity of March Madness, the NCAA's annual basketball tournament, has less to do the game and a lot do to with the structure.
For the past five weeks, millions of Indians have been voting in state elections. The contests have implications for the national elections two years from now.