Protesters burned ballots and election materials in a rocky start to voting in elections already marred by the murders of candidates and campaign officials. Reporter Carrie Kahn speaks with NPR's Arun Rath from Mexico City, where she has been talking to voters.
California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted suicide for some terminally ill patients. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because doctors opposed it. But last month the California Medical Association dropped its opposition, becoming the first state medical association to do so. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Dr. Theodore Mazer, a member of the association's executive board, about the decision.
The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.
The Environmental Protection Agency has found no evidence that fracking has let to widespread, systemic pollution of water. Correspondent Jeff Brady tells NPR's Rachel Martin what the report means.
The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.
Newark, N.J., has spent decades in decline. Mayor Ras Baraka is trying to turn the city around, with intensive investment in two tough neighborhoods. Residents say he has a lot of history to overcome.
Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.
In California, a program called "procedural justice" aims to improve the relationship between police and communities of color. Officer Kyle Hay tells NPR's Rachel Martin how it has helped him on his beat.
A massive manhunt is underway in New York for two convicted murders who escaped Saturday from a maximum security facility in upstate New York.
Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.