Police say protests have made them feel more threatened and less inclined to do their jobs. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, echoed that sentiment in his testimony.
Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts drops by Morning Edition for her latest segment of #AskCokie. She and Rachel Martin examine the history of presidential press conferences.
Jalawla is rebuilding after ISIS was forced out. The man overseeing the work is having to rely on the money and help from locals since neither the central government or Kurdish leaders have helped.
Trump's pick as America's top diplomat is to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senators are expected to question former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson about his views on Russia.
President Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago. He talked about the meaning of democracy in America. Rachel Martin talks to former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett about the speech.
Liens filed by construction firms against the Trump Organization's new luxury Washington hotel claim they're owed more than $5 million for unpaid work. The federal government holds the building lease.
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Protesters interrupted the hearing where Jeff Sessions was being considered as Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. Groups oppose the nomination over Sessions' record on civil and voting rights.
Clocks are a taboo gift in many parts of Asia because in Chinese, the phrase for "giving a clock" sounds the same as the phrase used to say goodbye to the deceased.
Stephanie and Hugh Dawson were racing to the hospital in Chesapeake, Va., over the weekend. She was in labor when their truck broke down. They got to the hospital by snowplow in the nick of time.
In a near replay of the 2015 national title game, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers traded blows — with some of the same big names delivering. But this time, Clemson was victorious.
Self-driving cars will perform rationally. For example: stop when someone is in their way. Research suggests humans will take advantage, and step into an intersection when they know they shouldn't.
President-elect Donald Trump has named Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump's husband, as a senior adviser to the president — raising questions about both nepotism and conflicts of interest.
Ghana's new president made quite a stir with his inaugural address. Not only were his comments moving, but parts were lifted from speeches by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
There are a total of 17 U.S. spy agencies. The four that consistently make headlines will be back in the news on Tuesday. They are testifying about Russia before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sen. Sessions' confirmation hearing begins on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who served on the panel with Sessions.
Veterans say the public jumps to inaccurate conclusions about combat veterans when vets are involved in mass shootings. Statistics show veterans are less likely to be involved in crime than civilians.
President Obama delivers his valedictory speech from Chicago Tuesday night. Steve Inskeep talks to former Obama senior adviser Austan Goolsbee for an idea of what he expects from the speech.
Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda says Mexico has the leverage to push back against President-elect Donald Trump's plans regarding Mexican trade, immigration and a border wall.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who supports Sessions.
On Tuesday, President Obama will follow a tradition dating back to George Washington. Over the years, presidents have offered warnings about partisanship, praised balance of power and shared regrets.
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