For the first time since it was elected on a promise of peace, the Pakistani government held direct talks with the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Philip Reeves in Islamabad.
The voting in next month's Afghan elections is expected to fall along ethnic lines. A powerful warlord is running for office, even though he is accused of human rights abuses.
Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.
Residents of a small town in southern Arizona say a local Border Patrol checkpoint is unnecessary and that agents have overstepped legal bounds. So now they conduct their own form of surveillance.
Latino activists have changed their strategy, tired of waiting for Congress to pass immigration legislation. Instead of pursuing lawmakers, many are calling on the White House to act on its own.
In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."
Latinos are the most uninsured group in the country, but they're newly leery of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.
Sales of the airliner are flagging, and airlines are retiring their 747 fleets. The end may be near for the original "jumbo jet," but in its glory days, it offered an experience like no other.
This week the Supreme Court heard arguments that test an important part of the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Some lawmakers are saying that the annexation of Crimea could fundamentally change how the U.S. relates to Russia. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. John McCain.