Social and demographic change has shaken the foundation for some of what it means to be American. It has set the backdrop of this campaign in ways that were predictable and completely surprising.
Far down the ballot, district attorney races could reshape the criminal justice system for millions of Americans by electing a more diverse slate of prosecutors.
If any of this strikes you as unfair, you can join the chorus of critics who have abhorred the Electoral College for generations.
The Republican nominee was quickly escorted from the stage during a speech in Reno, Nev., as security personnel responded to a perceived threat in the audience.
Political rhetoric and the specter of increased regulation have firearm enthusiasts "panicked," one gun shop owner says. And that worry has translated to one thing nationwide: skyrocketing gun sales.
For the past two years this election season has been relentless. And it turns out it's especially tough for stand up comedians. Washington, D.C. comedian Rob Maher explains.
Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.
This year's unconventional presidential race has some stock analysts worried about unpredictable markets. NPR's Marilyn Geewax talks about why and how politics are roiling the financial markets.
The Barbershop circles back with some of the voters from Cleveland and Philadelphia before the political conventions: Democrat Malcolm Kenyatta and Republicans Christian Pancake and Steve Herbik.
Fox News's Bret Baier apologized Friday for his report that an indictment was "likely" to result from the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The gaffe is the latest in a rough year for Fox.
President Obama has commuted the sentences of 72 more inmates to bring his total commutations to 944. Professor P.S. Ruckman of Northern Illinois University explains why the move is unprecedented.
More than 700,000 people have been temporarily shielded from deportation by President Obama's immigration program. Many are watching the presidential race to see how long the policy will last.
As we count down to Election Day, NPR staffers picked some songs that best express the 2016 Election. Now send us your picks, tweet @npratc or @NPRMichel with hashtag #Electionjams.
The website I Waited 96 Years documents women born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment casting their ballots for Hillary Clinton.
One man at Malawi's Zomba Prison said that music is a form of freedom for the inmates, transporting them to a better place.
The editor-in-chief, a cartoonist, and seven board members of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet were sent to prison pending trial in an anti-terrorism case.
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about how to help a friend you think is in an abusive relationship.
The House Minority Leader's stance on legal pot marks a larger trend across the country toward greater acceptance of the drug. Five states are voting on Tuesday to legalize its recreational use.