The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.
Lawmakers have left Washington, D.C., for August recess, but intense lobbying over the Iran nuclear deal followed them home.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Col. Anne Naclerio, a medical doctor with the Army, about the simple steps that can be taken to help women before and during deployment to war zones.
In a news conference to discuss his health, former President Jimmy Carter also looked back on his life, his presidency and his work with the Carter Center.
The TV ads say rules involving retirement advice must be "fixed," but they may leave you scratching your head. Brokers and insurance agents are behind the ads, which aim to block tougher new rules.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Daunasia Yancey, the founder of Black Lives Matter in Boston, about the group's discussion with Clinton last week.
The United Nations and others in the international community are increasing their criticism of Saudi-backed operations in Yemen, but the U.S. is still backing its ally.
Some scientists say we should be doing more to protect the Earth from asteroids. The technical issues are relatively easy, but the economics of asteroid defense are much harder.
Jonathan Daniels is a little-known civil rights martyr who died 50 years ago. The seminarian from New Hampshire was killed near Selma, Ala., where he was trying to help black citizens register to vote.
In light of former President Jimmy Carter's diagnosis, NPR's Audie Cornish asks Dr. Elizabeth Buchbinder of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute about promising new treatments for melanoma.
NPR meets a man who helps smuggle Iraqi migrants from Turkey to Greece. The journey is dangerous, and paying the fee does not guarantee the migrants will make it to their destination.
After less than seven months in office, the Greek prime minister announced Thursday he will resign to pave the way for early elections on September 20.
Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has melanoma on his brain and will undergo his first radiation treatment Thursday. He is also stepping away from many of his duties at the Carter Center.
Doctors found cancer in Carter's liver and brain. He's starting radiation therapy Thursday. Carter, the son of a peanut farmer, served as the 39th president of the United States, from 1977 to 1981.
When it comes to new regulations for existing coal-fired power plants, Colorado is ahead of the curve. But the state's governor and attorney general are clashing over next steps.
LA County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 minimum wage for unincorporated areas. But half of county residents live in areas with a lower wage due to the number of cities that make up the county.
Donald Trump had lacked for policy specifics until he came out with his very specific, hard-line immigration plan. But some of those in the trenches of immigration reform say it's dead on arrival.
Robie's General Store is one of New Hampshire's most famous political stops, attracting nearly every on the presidential campaign trail. But don't try to actually buy milk and eggs here.
The FBI investigation into the Clinton email controversy could soon go beyond whether classified information passed through the private server she used as secretary of state.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Suzanna Sherry, professor of law at Vanderbilt University, about the constitutionality of birthright citizenship, following Donald Trump's call to end it.