Tuesday's State of the Union address will be the first with Paul Ryan as House Speaker. NPR explores whether President Obama and Speaker Ryan will be able to cooperate this year.
Over the weekend, a hospital in Yemen was bombed and five people were killed. It's not clear who's responsible for the attack, but it is part of an alarming trend: It's the third attack on a hospital in as many months. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jose Antonio Bastos of Doctors Without Borders or MSF, which runs the hospital that was hit.
In the audience for Tuesday night's State of the Union will be the sister of one former U.S. Marine, who is languishing in an Iranian jail. She tells NPR what she is hoping to hear from President Obama.
President Obama delivers his final State of the Union speech to a Congress and country already in the throes of a presidential campaign. NPR has a preview of what he might say, and how it will frame the 2016 presidential race.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday disapproved of death penalty sentences imposed in Florida where the penalty depended on certain facts not found by the jury but by the sentencing judge. The ruling may affect the sentences of a number of death row prisoners in that state and possibly beyond.
David Bowie sang it right; there are spiders on Mars. "Spiders" are the name for a geological formation on the planet's surface.
The Planet Money team takes a look at how ambulances use principles of economics to get to patients fast.
How has President Obama done on the national security commitments he made in last year's State of the Union address? With tape from that speech, NPR looks back on some of the president's pledges.
At least 10 people, most of them German tourists, are believed dead after an apparent suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey.
A 28-year-old Syrian man blew himself up at a popular tourist site in Istanbul, killing at least 10 people — most of them foreigners.
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill training program for physician assistants recruits veterans and gives them credit for their experience.