All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.
GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.
The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.
New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.
Officials in Vienna tell NPR's Peter Kenyon that preparations are being made today to announce a historic nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, which likely will lift some economic sanctions.
For NPR's series #RaceOnTech, we are meeting the diverse men and women who work in America's tech and science fields, like Dr. Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist who's a pioneer in her field.
In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.
A Syrian forensic photographer, who goes by Ceasar, took thousands of photos of those who have died in Syria's prisons. His photos will be on display in the halls of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.
An Indian woman suffered through domestic violence for 20 years. Then she changed her life by going to school, but it wasn't to learn. It was to cook.
David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.
A Scottish girl's natural pallor nearly kept her family from an overseas trip when airline workers declared her too sickly-looking to fly.
International negotiators appear close to a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Vienna.
NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.
As European leaders announced a deal to address the Greek financial crisis, it's not clear when the country's banks will reopen — or when they will have sufficient funds to cover people's paychecks.
A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.
The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.
An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?
In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.
The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many secular Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.