On Tuesday, a Senate committee will hear from both sides of a debate over whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The White House is launching its own sales effort to win support for the deal — an effort focused on members of the president's own party.
More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic rowing and canoeing events. Specialists blame the die off on algae blooms. But water quality has been an ongoing concern for Olympics organizers preparing for the 2016 games.
This year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.
Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in "The New York Times" on Rahnaward Zaryab, Afghanistan's most celebrated novelist.
New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.
In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.
The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.
Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house — cries they thought were people trapped inside. Luckily for the parrots, they had been trained to cry for help in an emergency.
Pitcher Jon Lester caught a ground ball but it got stuck in the webbing of his glove — he couldn't throw the ball. Finally, he threw the entire glove to the first baseman, who caught it for the out.
We examine Hillary Clinton's first official week on the presidential campaign trail, and take a look at the week ahead in politics.
On Saturday, Ringo Starr became the last of The Beatles to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo work. At the ceremony in Cleveland, Ringo got a little help from an old friend.
Over the weekend, hundreds of people were detained by police in South Africa, in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept the country. Renee Montagne talks to the David Smith, the Africa correspondent for "The Guardian."
Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.
Harold Ekeh applied to 13 schools — including eight Ivy League schools, and he got into all of them. The 17-year-old goes to Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York. His family moved to the United States from Nigeria when he was eight. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.
Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.