Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood. The decision of District's voters is subject to congressional review.
On Wednesday, President Obama addressed the nation regarding his party's defeat on Election Day. Obama isn't the first president to acknowledge he shares in responsibility for the loss.
President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.
The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate was the big headline. But it also increased the number of state legislative chambers it controls, and added 3 new governorships, bringing that total to 33.
Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.
President Obama and presumed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked about finding common ground, the day after Republicans won control of the Senate and picked up seats in the House.
Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is in line to go from the Senate's minority leader to majority leader. He will have a majority smaller than the one Democrat Harry Reid has enjoyed.
Steve Inskeep talks to demographic specialists about election results. They include: the Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Abby Kiesa of Tufts University.
The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.
Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.
Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.
The call for Catalan independence was long led by those who suffered under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Younger Catalans are now championing the cause.
Discovered in Montana in 1988, the Wankel T. Rex is prize find — a nearly complete skeleton, now bound for display at the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C. But first, those old bones need some work.
Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.
The driver was ordered to submit a urine sample. A TV channel says he turned in his wife's urine instead. The upside: his wife's urine sample was clean. The downside: he didn't know she was pregnant.
A Dutch designer has developed a toy that posts those selfies to social media. The babies just touch the toy hanging above the crib. Many criticize it as creating a social media addiction from birth.
Republicans have picked up the seats they need to control the U.S. Senate. They even added to their margin in the U.S. House. Steve Inskeep talks to Representative David Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona, about Republican priorities in Congress.
Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.