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A defense official tells NPR that the Marine Corps is seeking to bar female Marines from some ground combat jobs. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rep. Seth Moulton, from the House Armed Services panel.

New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeff Halverson, severe weather expert for the Capitol Weather Gang. He also teaches meteorology at University Of Maryland, Baltimore County about how and why computer models for hurricane predictions get such different results.

The exact number of casualties is unclear after the incident at Umpqua Community College in rural western Oregon. Local authorities say the threat is now over.

For U.S. leaders, the Russian airstrikes have stoked concerns that they would be used against not only ISIS, but also against moderate rebel groups.

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.

A Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

Russia carried out some 20 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday. Now the U.S. military is scrambling to make sure American and Russian war planes steer clear of each other over the skies of Syria.

Joshua McElwee, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, talks about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

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