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The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John's has reopened but the staff is still assessing the damage to park buildings and the coral reefs. It's unclear how long it will take to remove sunken vessels and restore amenities to the park, that before the storms, received nearly a half million visitors a year.

Now that Congress has passed a two-year budget deal they will move ahead on immigration legislation, but it's not clear what kind of plan could pass. Many Republicans also remain sore over an increase in deficit spending.

In one year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has managed to transform the Justice Department in the areas of civil rights, immigration and drug policy.

If you're Native American, this controversial term about your blood can affect your identity, your relationships and whether or not you can become a citizen of your tribe.

Delay tactics forced a short-term partial government shutdown after midnight, but Congress and the president approved the two-year deal early Friday morning.

White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned after accusations that he abused his ex-wives. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former staff secretary Lisa Brown about the importance of the job in a presidential administration.

The leading opposition politician in Russia says he doesn't have the slightest doubt that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is facing questions about his handling of abuse allegations against a senior White House staffer, but this is not the first time Kelly has come under fire.

On the eve of the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, North Korea staged a giant military parade in its capital. Its showing of military force might justify its playing nice in the South, where a joint North-South orchestra performed together in one of the cities hosting the games.

This week SpaceX successfully launched the world's most powerful rocket in decades. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with writer Tim Urban about what this rocket will do near term, and how it takes Elon Musk one step closer to his grand vision of a million-person colony on Mars.

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