The "First Mention" feature tackles presidential politics as we reveal that Marco Rubio was first heard on NPR campaigning for Robert Dole in 1996.
Next Tuesday, voters in Illinois will have their say in the presidential primary campaigns. NPR's Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers talk with Illinois newspaper reporters, Mike Riopell of the Daily Herald and Mike Fitzgerald of the Belleville News-Democrat, to gauge the political temperature there.
Ted Cruz hopes he can grab the GOP nomination away from Donald Trump, but he is widely disliked by his own colleagues in the Senate and has had a hard time getting endorsements from fellow Senate Republicans. NPR explores what's behind all the bad blood.
When a film starts, "you have anywhere from two to 10 seconds to get the audience's attention," score writer Bear McCreary says. He gained this and other advice from his mentor, whom he met by chance.
Hear the 12-member band perform powerful and expansive songs from its new album, Let Me Get By.
The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.
The latest Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis are getting increased public and political attention.
The German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung obtained a trove of digitized documents, which lists information about ISIS recruits from around the world. The paper's foreign editor says the documents reveal new insights into the bureaucracy of the terrorist group.
Many Floridians and other Americans turn to the ER for problems that aren't emergencies, a poll suggests, even though the experience can be unpleasant. Some ERs are striving to change their image.
Getting an accurate diagnosis is a big hurdle in the current outbreak of Zika virus. There are three kinds of tests for Zika, and each has problems. Scientists are working hard to improve diagnosis.