Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama are fond of pointing out that the U.S. stands nearly alone in not giving its workers paid leave. Here's how it got that way.
When a member of the Welsh National Assembly asked a nearby airport about possible UFO sightings, he got a polite response — issued in perhaps the least-diplomatic-sounding fictional language.
In touting Tuesday's Iran accord, President Obama said it would lend strength to future U.S. presidents. But several Republicans vying to be next in the Oval Office strongly disagreed with the deal.
Congress is set to begin reviewing the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the agreement.
Lawmakers in Congress have 60 days to review the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR looks at the agreement's prospects on Capitol Hill.
In the wake of the White House's decision to commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, President Obama speaks to the NAACP Tuesday about plans to re-evaluate the criminal justice system.
The United Nations Security Council will take up resolutions to implement the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.
NPR looks at what's in the nuclear deal with Iran and the mood in Vienna.
State media are accusing the lawyers of stirring up opposition to the government. Activists are calling for President Obama to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, D.C., in September.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Peterson, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, about the reaction in Iran to the newly-struck nuclear deal.
The nuclear agreement with Iran could be a good example of the Obama doctrine — showing the president's determination to reach out to adversaries — that he's talked about since his first campaign for the White House.
President Obama said the deal offers a "new direction." But the deal would be inherited by the next president, and the candidates had something to say about it.
World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.
In a speech from the White House, President Obama said that quite simply this deal keeps Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.
New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.
All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.
Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.