Stave Inskeep talks to Carlos Gutierrez, who served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce under George W. Bush, who discusses the future of free trade and U.S.-Cuba relations under President-elect Donald Trump.
After two weeks of play, the World Championship of Chess is entering its final "sudden death" round. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison — a favorite among some Democrats to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee — talks to David Greene about his party's losses this year.
Mostly leftist world leaders joined Raul Castro in a ceremony in Havana commemorating the late Fidel Castro. Now an urn containing his ashes reverses the journey Castro took in 1959 in his march on Havana.
David Greene talks to writer Achy Obejas about her "New York Times" opinion piece: "The Little Fidel in All of Us." It examines her complicated feelings about Fidel Castro.
Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal," about Steve Mnuchin.
David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about the transition to the Trump presidency.
Researchers have discovered that there are fewer drunk driving fatalities on days of the month when millions of Americans receive food stamps.
Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tenn., is in the path of a wildfire that has consumed parts of the state. Workers were forced to evacuate the area, leaving behind thousands of animals. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.
One of Donald Trump's greatest critics has been Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Flake's job now is to help President-elect Trump fulfill his agenda in a GOP-led House and Senate.
Young Zimbabweans are riding social media to prominence as activists seeking President Robert Mugabe's ouster. We meet one: a former train driver, labor leader, widow and mother-turned-campaigner.
The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing. This involves permanent U.S. residents or people seeking asylum.
The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.
Clara Peeters, a 17th century Flemish painter, hid tiny self-portraits in her still life paintings. She wasn't a household name, then or now, and just 40 or so of her paintings have survived.
The number of people who say they are struggling to pay medical bills has dropped by 13 million in the past five years, a study finds. An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act are why.
It's true that the earlier a smoker quits the better, but even people who quit in their 60s lowered their risk of death compared to those who kept puffing away.
The Electoral College is a process, not a place. In the wake of Trump's victory, the little-known agency that oversees it, the Office of the Federal Register, has been inundated with emails.
The 2012 GOP presidential nominee praises the president-elect after the two dined in New York City. Romney blasted Trump as a "phony" and "fraud" during the campaign.
Roughly half of the jobs originally slated to move to Mexico will stay at the air-conditioning company's Indianapolis plan. Trump made the company's decision a major campaign talking point.
More than three dozen airstrikes hit what the coalition thought was an ISIS position in September. But they turned out to be killing troops loyal to the Syrian government, prompting an investigation.