Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) talks to Steve Inskeep about why she and other religious leaders could not support Indiana's original religious freedom law.
A week after signing a religious freedom bill into law, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a new bill — one aimed at quelling the firestorm of controversy that erupted over the original.
NPR's Melissa Block gets reaction from Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin on the details of the Iran nuclear deal that were announced Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland.
President Obama said "solid majorities support a diplomatic resolution" with Iran. That's true to an extent. When you scratch beneath the surface, it's more complicated.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jay Weaver, a reporter for the Miami Herald, for a profile on Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is at the center of Sen. Robert Menendez's indictment on corruption charges.
Iran and six world powers announced Thursday that they have reached a framework that puts them on track for a nuclear deal within three months.
In a Rose Garden statement, President Obama said the tentative deal is the beginning of a historic understanding. Negotiators announced Thursday that they've reached the outlines of a nuclear deal.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Max Siollun, a Nigerian historian, about Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari. He is a former dictator who ruled Nigeria for 20 months in the 1980s.
Women elected to Libya's parliament visited Washington, D.C., recently to talk about the political chaos in the country and the erosion of women's rights.
President Obama says he welcomes a "robust debate" on the Iran framework from Congress and the American people. He's already getting one.
The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.
The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., could lead to Chris Christie, R-N.J., appointing a replacement. With Christie's presidential prospects, he might want to consider appointing himself.
A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.
Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.
Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to Baptist pastor Tim Overton of Muncie, who's in favor of the measure.
The Justice Department indictment alleges that Sen. Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was his friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.
When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.
Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community
Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.
Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.