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Catalonia already enjoys a great deal of autonomy, so many Spaniards ask why they want independence, and to violate a Democratic constitution that 90 percent of Catalans supported just 40 years ago.

The Tennessee Republican may be a make-or-break vote on the GOP's top priority: tax cuts. And since Corker announced last week he's not running for reelection, he's speaking more freely on the issue.

Football star Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, made an openly sexist comment regarding a female reporter on Wednesday. The NFL called Newton's words wrong and disrespectful.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) about bipartisan legislation he's planning to introduce banning the sale of bump stocks.

Law enforcement is investigating whether Stephen Paddock, the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting, had planned other attacks, and whether someone was helping him.

An inspector general for the IRS has found the agency went after many progressive as well as conservative groups in 2013, casting a shadow on GOP efforts to punish the agency for a "witch hunt."

The U.N. calls it the world's fastest developing refugee emergency. And it appears far from over. More than half a million Muslim minority Rohingya have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh following a brutal crackdown by Myanmar's military.

Stephen Paddock, the shooter who left 58 dead before killing himself this week, was part of a high-roller gambler culture in Las Vegas and Reno, where his girlfriend was a high-end casino cocktail waitress.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Frum, senior editor of The Atlantic, about how mass shootings drive up support for laxer gun laws. Increasing unsafety and the perception of high crime rates has led to people to cling onto guns.

The winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature is Kazuo Ishiguro. After the past two years, in which the Swedish academy honored a Russian journalist and a certain American songwriter, it marks a return to literary fiction.

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