With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.
Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.
The murder of high-profile Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov has sent a chill through the Russian pro-democracy movement, says Leonid Gozman. The longtime reform proponent tells NPR's Melissa Block he sees Nemtsov's death last week as a major turning point.
The Justice Department plans to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor.
It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.
President Obama will speak in Selma, Ala., Saturday, a half century after civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were attacked by state troopers.
At 4pm E.T., NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson and St. Louis Public Radio's Emanuele Berry answer questions on Reddit about the DOJ's report on discriminatory policing in Ferguson, Mo.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.
Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.
The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.
While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.
The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.
No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.
Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."
The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.
The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.