As Rand Paul officially declares for the Republican presidential nomination, a low-profile secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy. The ad echoes the Swift Boat Veterans attacks on Democrat John Kerry 11 years ago. It should. It was produced by the same consultant.
There's still a lot of work to do before the U.S. and five other nations reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Some worried people are already looking at what will happen once provisions of the deal start to run out a decade or more from now. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent with "The Atlantic."
In Ferguson, Missouri, two African-Americans won seats on the six-body City Council. The unusually high-profile election, was the first big election since one of the city's former white police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man.
A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop last Saturday was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Officials said a video, which shows the officer firing at the man as he fled, played a role in the decision.
Iran and six world powers have a framework on Iran's nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Williams Burns, who led an early round of negotiations with Iran during the Obama administration.
The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement. But he may have harmed his own cause.
As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.
The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn also won. Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Smith, a contributing writer to espnW.
In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.
Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?
Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the event. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.
Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.