Pope Francis's visit to Washington marks the 29th time a pope has sat down for a meeting with a president of the United States. As usual, politics will provide the backdrop.
Pope Francis arrived Tuesday for his first-ever trip to the United States. He came from Cuba, whose warming relations with the U.S. are due in part to papal mediation.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fight against unions thrust him into the spotlight four years ago. But when he used that issue to revive his struggling presidential campaign, the move failed badly.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Aphrodite Vati Mariola in Molyvos, Lesbos Island, Greece, about the daily arrival of boats on the beaches just below her family's hotel.
Pope Francis has deliberately worked to change the tone of the Catholic church on social positions, climate change, economics and migrant issues in a way that electrified Catholics and non-Catholics.
Gulf states are the top donors to the United Nations, and they allow Syrians to come on work visas. But they won't resettle Syrians because the Gulf doesn't recognize the legal concept of refugees.
After months of hedging, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came out against the Keystone XL pipeline. She did so as much of the media attention was focused on Pope Francis' landing.
European Union interior and justice ministers met in Brussels Tuesday to discuss a proposed plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across member states. The meeting, on the eve of an EU summit, is likely to prove contentious, since several eastern European governments have already rejected the idea.
After more than four years of civil war in Syria, what's driving people to Europe in such numbers now? NPR takes a look at the Syrian city of Aleppo to illustrate what Syria has become.
NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, who will be the keynote speaker at the U.S.-China business roundtable Wednesday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his trip to the U.S. in Seattle Tuesday, where he will meet with leaders in tech and aerospace.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Yore, an international child protection advocate and founder of YoreChildren.com, about why she is concerned about the direction Pope Francis is taking.
The popular pope has challenged U.S. political orthodoxy — on both sides of the aisle.
The Public Interest Research Group came up with a matching-funds plan that would benefit candidates who have raised the most money from small donations.
A papal visit is now regarded as public relations gold. But the idea of a pope coming to Washington and meeting with the president was unthinkable before the 20th century.
The Wisconsin governor pointed the finger at Donald Trump for his early demise, but Walker also has himself to blame for repeated gaffes and missteps on foreign policy, immigration and more.
The Republican presidential field is now smaller by one, with the departure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from the race. After an early rise to contender status, Walker suffered a sudden decline.
Amnesty International USA is demanding an investigation into what they say is a lackluster response by Justice Department officials to the 6,000-page Senate torture report released in 2014.
Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs — and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reportedly poised to scrap his bid for the Republican nomination for president — just two months after announcing it.