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University of California service workers will end their strike Thursday. They've gone more than a year without a contract and it's unclear if this week's action will motivate a settlement.

Women had particularly strong success in Tuesday's primaries for congressional seats. It's part of a broader pattern of record numbers of women running for office in 2018.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John McLaughlin, the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and former acting director of the CIA, about the nomination of Gina Haspel to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director, appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for her confirmation hearing. In prepared remarks, Haspel said agency will never resume the interrogation program it ran following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

President Trump has relied on his own ability to promote his foreign policy, but now he faces a high-stakes meeting with North Korea's leader where that strategy could have drawbacks.

New York Times reporter Eric Lipton says the response to a recent FOIA request shows that Scott Pruitt and his staff have gone to great lengths to keep the public and the news media at a distance.

"We're certainly going to be pushing and asking and cajoling them to disinvest, absolutely," State Department official Andrew Peek tells NPR. The U.S. withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.

NPR has obtained details of the report, to be released Thursday, on the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last October. The report identifies no single failure leading to their deaths.

Donald Trump promised coal miners: "You're going to be working your asses off!" NPR spent more than a year in the coal counties of central Appalachia and found hope, cynicism and some surprises.

A lawyer suing President Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen, released a document alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars of previously unknown payments.




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