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Following a rash of deaths, threats and violent acts, Americans fear the nation may be growing so far apart that danger may become a regular factor in partisan disputes. It has happened before.

Barber has been compared to Martin Luther King Jr. He has revived the 1968 Poor People's Campaign while continuing to minister to his small town congregation.

Author David A. Kaplan warns that the court is becoming increasingly polarized — and influential: "Why should nine unelected, unaccountable judges dictate so much policy in the country?"

By weighing in on the NFL protests, President Trump transformed football fields across America into the front lines of a culture war. Three Texans explain how the debate will inform their votes.

Ballot initiatives in Utah, Nebraska and Idaho will determine whether to expand Medicaid, after legislators refused to do so. Montanans will vote on whether to keep the state's expansion intact.

The story of William Rehnquist's marriage proposal to Sandra Day O'Connor, his Stanford Law School classmate, in the early 1950s has been unknown even to friends, colleagues and family — until now.

One year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on the issue of sexual assault and harassment. The fissures run more along party lines than gender.

Maine's mostly rural 2nd Congressional District was won by President Trump, and Republican Bruce Poliquin currently holds the House seat. But former Marine Jared Golden hopes to flip it to Democrats.

Health workers and other responders are threatened as often as three or four times a week in the country. And efforts to bring security are proving difficult.

The U.S. endured three bouts of domestic extremism last week. American-born men with far-right beliefs have been charged in all of them, in keeping with a long-standing pattern.




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