China has drafted its first law specifically against domestic violence. It lays out guidelines for restraining orders and getting the aggressor out of the residence.
Twelve people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed Wednesday when 3 gunmen stormed the offices in Paris. Renee Montagne talks to John Irish, a reporter in the Reuters Paris bureau.
The House will debate, and likely pass a bill, that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week
Environmental groups that oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to keep what they call Canada's "dirty tar sands oil" in the ground. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.
The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.
Police have a man in custody after he surrendered to authorities. He was wanted in relation to Wednesday's attack on the Paris offices of a satirical weekly. The two central suspects remain at large.
The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.
Steve Inskeep talks to Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director and a columnist for the French newspaper Le Monde about Wednesday's murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
As Congress and the president go toe to toe on the Keystone XL pipeline, that battle is resonating across oil country and especially in Nebraska, the state at the center of the controversial project.
Oil prices continue their slide, falling below $50 a barrel. Does the slump factor into the debate over building the Keystone Pipeline which would carry oil from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast?
Renee Montagne talks to Joel Simon executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists about how it is no longer just going to a war zone that puts a journalist's life at risk.
Authorities in Paris are searching for two brothers who are accused in Wednesday's brazen attack on a satirical magazine. The prosecutor's office says a third suspect has turned himself into police.
The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.
Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.
Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.
At least 11 people were killed in what French President Francois Hollande said was a "terrorist operation."
As Ohio State gets ready to play Oregon in the college football championship, the town is temporarily changing its name. It will be known as: "Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters."
Frederick County, Md., Council Member Kirby Delauter threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name in a story without permission. The Frederick News-Post responded in an editorial.
A panel in Minnesota wants to establish a new region called the North. Supporters say it will help the area differentiate itself from other parts of the Midwest.
A third of the Senate was re-elected this past election, which means the presiding officer of the chamber, Vice President Joe Biden, had to swear them in. This also provided an opportunity for Biden to socialize with the families of those serving in his longtime stamping grounds.