President Obama announced this week that the U.S. will increase the number of military personnel, including special forces, in Syria to fight members of the Islamic State. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Scott Mann, a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 18 years in Army special operations.
Trump calls himself the presumptive nominee; Clinton solidifies her lead. In addition to Mara Liasson's roundup, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic strategist Margie Omero and GOP strategist Jim Hobart
Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud under federal law. Now, the nation's top court will decide whether to uphold the conviction.
A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers' phones to see if they were using the device at the time of an accident. But critics are worried about privacy implications.
Now that Tuesday's wins virtually assure Hillary Clinton's nomination, she is doing her best to win over Bernie Sanders' supporters. Sanders is intent on keeping his progressive politics relevant.
Nancy Kidwell pioneered Cal-Nev-Ari 51 years ago. She built around an abandoned airstrip and opened a casino. Now at 78, she's ready to hand over the keys while her town of 350 awaits a new owner.
But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.
Entertainer Bernie Clifton, 80, was set to release an album, and then he got a look at the cover. Listed instead of tunes like "Lady In Red," were cuts from the death metal band Abhorrent Decimation.
German scientists are researching how an ultrasound technique would bounce off a person's head — noting the special way a skull vibrates in response. It would be as unique as a fingerprint.
There's an old saying: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person. Researchers find that busy people are more motivated to complete tasks after missing a deadline than their non-busy peers.
As Donald Trump moves closer to the GOP nomination, there's been a lot of talk that he'll tone down his image. But that wasn't evident on Monday, the day before five Northeast states hold primaries.
Sen. Jeff Merkley is the only senator to publicly support Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. He talks to Steve Inskeep about his support for Sanders over Hillary Clinton.
A man who says former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually molested him decades ago has sued Hastert. He says he wants the rest of a multi-million dollar payoff Hastert promised him.
Five states hold primaries on Tuesday and Pennsylvania has the biggest delegate prize. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to former Governor Ed Rendell for some insight into that swing state's politics.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Olympics historian David Wallechinsky about the preparations, and worries, 100 days before the Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., wealthy businessman David Trone has injected more than $12 million of his own money to try to win the Democratic primary in Maryland's 8th congressional district.
Police were out in Cairo in large numbers on Monday to quell anti-government protests that signal unusual dissatisfaction with the Egyptian president.
The first female Marines are beginning to apply for front-line combat jobs following the Pentagon's decision to admit women for the first time. We meet two female Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, who are leading the way as they try to move into artillery and amphibious vehicle units.
Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge, also the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to Steve Inskeep about why he has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for president.
The city has long suffered a dearth of decent housing. The recent collapse of vacant buildings — there are 17,000 in the city — including one death, have increased the urgency of finding a solution.