Secretary of State John Kerry raises a flag at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, marking a change in relations between the Cold War era foes.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Asian countries, who were invaded by Japan during the war, closely watched the speech.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor at The New Republic, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown and the following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and took questions at the Des Moines Register's Soapbox. He was asked about the Iraq War.
"I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people," candidate Ben Carson said of the organization's founder.
Visitors to the Iowa State Fair can register their choice for president at the Corn Caucus.
In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.
It has been a trying year for Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown last August led to a period of unrest. NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Gov. Nixon on how the state is making progress.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi about an entrenched system in which ISIS glorifies sexual slavery. She interviewed 21 escaped victims.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Blanco, who was born to a Cuban exile family and read at President Obama's second inauguration, about the poem he will read at the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is anguished by recurrent allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers. The head of the Central African Republic U.N. mission was ousted Wednesday.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews James Blaesing about the DNA test proving his grandmother's claim that his mother was President Warren Harding's daughter.
The court ruling spares the lives of 11 death row inmates who were still subject to execution because their capital offenses occurred before the state repealed the death penalty in 2012.
In a newspaper column, the former Cuban president says "Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages" because of the decades-long U.S. embargo.
Last summer, the 29th president's love letters to a mistress were released; now comes news that DNA tests show Harding did in fact father a child with another mistress.
Even as former Gov. Perry's campaign is cutting its payroll, his political committee may be able to help. If it works, it's likely to set a new standard for how presidential campaigns are financed.
For years the fair, which begins Thursday, has provided a platform for presidential candidates vying in the all-important Iowa caucuses. But they haven't always held on to their pork chops.
Bad news for Hillary Clinton this week regarding her private email server seems to be good news for Bernie Sanders. And despite scandals, Donald Trump continues to overshadow the other GOP candidates.
NPR's Melissa Block follows up with Michael Iliakis, a Greek man who finished up a doctorate in ancient history four years ago and was desperately trying to find a job as a college professor.
A cancer was discovered during a recent liver surgery. Carter says he will undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Georgia.