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.
Uniformed volunteers are working visitors centers and monitoring trails in the busiest national forest in the country. The White River National Forest in Colorado is increasingly relying on free labor as federal budget cuts continue. The volunteers are doing what forest service staff used to do, including maintaining trails and educating visitors about bear safety.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Greek Minister of Administrative Reform George Katrougalos about the Greek debt crisis. He says he's hopeful a compromise can be reached between Greece and Europe.
European leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis. They expected a new Greek proposal for a bailout but ended the day empty-handed.
Nguyen Phu Trong, the head of Vietnam's Communist Party, and the most powerful man in the Asian nation, met with President Obama on Tuesday. It is the first time a general secretary of the country's Communist Party has visited the U.S., and a good opportunity for the Obama administration to nurture an ally as it makes its' so-called pivot to Asia.
The issue will now head to the House. Tuesday's 36-3 vote was widely seen as a formality; the S.C. Senate had voted 37-3 to advance the bill after its second reading Monday.
The Confederate flag is again causing controversy after the Charleston church shooting that killed 9 people. The alleged gunman is believed to have been influenced by white supremacists and the flag.
South Texas is rampant with corruption, including voter fraud. Advocates say campaign workers, called politiqueras, are paid to manipulate mail-in ballots.