Taiwan's official government news agency said Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore this weekend. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Shelley Rigger, a professor at Davidson College and author of Why Taiwan Matters, about the meeting's significance. She says the timing of the meeting could have grave consequences for Taiwan's president.
The director's recent comments, in which he described police shootings as "murder," have drawn calls for boycotting his films. They also reveal a bitter fault line in 2016: Who supports the police?
Two top State Department officials visit Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain how the US is countering Russia's military campaign in Syria. Some analysts say the U.S. is waiting for Russia to fail.
Acting Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Chuck Rosenberg added a new voice to the debate over public scrutiny of law enforcement Wednesday.
The Treasury Department has launched a new type of retirement account that allows people to save without taking risks or paying fees. The myRA program is designed to encourage workers to start saving.
A Republican will be governor of Kentucky for only the second time in 40 years. Democrats blamed "Trump-mania." Conservatives helped block pot legalization in Ohio and repealed an LGBT law in Houston.
With the New Hampshire primary barely three months away, he arrives in the state knowing that it's his best chance to re-establish his credibility and get his campaign back on track.
In voting Tuesday, social conservatives showed they're unhappy with the country's political direction.
The ordinance became the flashpoint in a confrontation between the city's lesbian mayor and conservatives, who said the ordinance would allow men in women's bathrooms.
Jimmy Flannigan ran for city council in Austin in 2014, with the slogan "Flannigan Can Fix It." When he heard about Jeb Bush's new campaign slogan, he got mad.
Led by businessman Matt Bevin, Republicans won 3 out of 5 statewide offices in Kentucky. When Bevin takes over the governor's mansion, he'll likely try to undo the state's health insurance program.
Justin Trudeau will be sworn in Wednesday as Canada's prime minister after last month's elections. Conservatives were in power for nearly a decade. Steve Inskeep talks to James Baxter of iPolitics.
Ohio voters trounced a state constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. But the night was not a total loss for marijuana advocates.
Ben Sasse, the last Republican freshman to address the Senate this year, said this: "No one in this body thinks the Senate is laser-focused on the most pressing issues facing the nation. No one."
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jenni Harrington, a fifth generation Nebraskan farmer, about the suspension of the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through her town.
Intrigue over Vatican finances is gaining steam with this week's publication of two books alleging multi-million dollar waste and theft. It follows the weekend arrest of a priest and a Vatican layperson accused of leaking confidential documents.
Tuesday is election day in many cities across the country. But without a fixed address or voter ID, it's a challenge for many homeless people to vote.
TransCanada has asked the State Department to suspend its review of its permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline Monday until Nebraska decides on its route.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Zaid Al-Ali, a visiting research scholar at Princeton University and author of The Struggle for Iraq's Future, about Chalabi, who helped convince the U.S. to invade Iraq.
Tuesday is the "off year" Election Day in some parts of the country. Here's a look at some of the interesting races going on.