Congress is considering a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind education standards that could have sweeping effects on schools. But there's a fight over testing, state control and Common Core.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared before European Parliament on Wednesday to propose what he called a "fair and viable solution" to the country's economic crisis.
The South Carolina House took up a measure on Wednesday to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Several representatives have promised dozens of amendments to the bill.
Twenty years ago, the international community failed to protect Bosnian Muslims in what was supposed to be a United Nations safe zone in Bosnia. Russia blocked a UN Security Council resolution on Wednesday that would have condemned the Srebrenica massacre as an act of genocide.
Ex-Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., is the 15th Republican to get in the presidential race. He's an Army veteran, speaks German, played the clarinet competitively and loves Pizza Hut and Miller Genuine Draft.
As it turns out, the songs that run politicians right into copyright issues make for a pretty rockin' playlist.
But his congressional salary puts him in the top five percent of income earners.
The idea of removing the Confederate battle flag from a prominent place in front of South Carolina's State House gets a crucial test Wednesday.
McCubbins' human, Emilee, says she's "hoping that he'll be able to pull through the primaries, but it doesn't seem like he's getting as much press as some of the other candidates."
Democrats say the front-runner is wise to not take the insurgent Vermont senator for granted, given her loss in 2008. But the signs aren't there yet that he poses a serious threat down the line.
Did Bush really pay 36 percent over all those years of tax returns or not? Here's how the campaign got to that number.
Passed in 2001, the education law established more standardized testing and education data collection than at any time in U.S. history. Congress is looking to reauthorize it, but roadblocks remain.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been drawing bigger crowds than any presidential candidate so far. But there's more to winning a nomination than just crowd size.
California's assisted suicide legislation failed to move forward on Tuesday. The bill was pulled before the Assembly's Health Committee could vote on it.
Hillary Clinton worked to paint herself as honest and trustworthy in her first national television interview of the 2016 campaign, pointing the finger at Republicans for damaging accusations.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Matthew Dalton, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about how the Greek pension system has been as generous as reported.
Carnival has received U.S. permission to begin operating cruises to Cuba. The cruises will be offered through the company's new fathom brand, a cruise line that specializes in what the company calls "social impact travel." Passengers will travel under the categories approved by the Treasury Department, allowing people to visit only if they engage in activities that support the Cuban people.
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has been making controversial statements regarding Mexican immigrants. The government there is refusing to comment on his latest, released on Monday.
Arms sales to Iran and inspections of military sites were two of the sticking points that pushed negotiators past their deadline in Iran nuclear talks on Tuesday.
A bill to lower the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House passed the state's Senate on Tuesday. Outside unexpected celebrations took place in the form of a line dancing class.