In 2008, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was fatally stabbed in Patchogue, N.Y. NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Sister Margaret Smyth on how the village is doing, a few days before Donald Trump is set to speak at a Republican Party fundraiser there.
The Black Lives Matter activist is the city's highest-profile mayoral candidate but low in polls. Voters, who say policing is a top concern, are looking to candidates with more experience.
President Obama issued a proclamation making April 12 "Equal Pay Day." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin about what's behind the pay gap between men and women.
Baltimore voters say policing and crime is their top concern in the city's crowded mayoral primary this month. The vote comes a year after the death of Freddie Gray, the young, black man fatally injured in police custody.
Pat Friedman fought Donald Trump's efforts to build a big restaurant and banquet hall on a public beach on Long Island for six years.
Every state except Missouri has a database that doctors can check to see if a person filling a prescription for an opioid is trying to get it from other pharmacies, too.
Federal prosecutors recently extradited a man from Singapore to face charges he helped conspire to evade export-control laws and send material that wound up in improvised explosive devices in Iraq.
"He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all," said a GOP aide familiar with Ryan's plans.
In a skit with Hillary Clinton, the New York City mayor joked about "CP time," which is slang for "colored people time." This primary battle, it seems no lame joke goes unpunished.
"Demographics are destiny" has almost become a political cliché, but, so far in this campaign, it's holding true. That gives some clues for how people might vote in the New York primary in a week.
Renee Montagne talks to ex-Rep. Jane Harman about the possibility of forms of torture now illegal in the U.S. being authorized by a future White House. Harman now heads the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Boycotts of North Carolina are expanding in protest of the law as a violation of the rights of transgender people. Renee Montagne talks to Democratic State Representative Ken Goodman.
The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud, alleging that he improperly recruited investors for a high-tech Texas startup.
Rides on Air Force One and state dinners were lures the last time there was an open convention. What about cold, hard cash? Top Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg explains what's permissible and not.
Despite being ruled in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution by seven federal judges, Texas' voter ID restrictions are still the law of the land. It's been six months since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled the law unconstitutional, but it looks as if Texas will go through another election with the restrictions in place.
Since the beginning of the Obama administration, Todd Stern has been the U.S. government's chief climate negotiator. He led the team in Paris that managed to get some 200 countries to agree to the most sweeping deal ever to limit global carbon emissions. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Stern about what's happened since Paris and his decision to step down from the job after seven years.
The NPR Politics Podcast talks with elections law attorney Ben Ginsberg about how a contested GOP contention would play out.
The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear non-proliferation.
Women may make up half the population but in the U.S., just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.