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Thursday, April 9, 2020
The federal government has released new guidelines for when people in critical infrastructure roles can return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, Sen. Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign. And a consortium of oil-producing countries meet to try to solve a price war impacting oil markets....

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Early data suggests that black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups. Also, the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will now start taking coronavirus patients, a change from its original mission. And, Wuhan, China, where the disease is thought to have began, has re-opened after a 76-day lockdown....

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Wisconsin's in-person primary election is on despite concerns over the risk of the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders across the U.S. Also, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit due to coronavirus. And, Japan enters a state of emergency as the country braces for a surge in cases....


Monday, April 6, 2020
For the first time in days, New York has seen the daily number of deaths, hospitalizations and intubations as a result of COVID-19 decrease. But is it just a blip? And what does the week ahead look like for the rest of the U.S.? Also, several governors have been critical of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. How is the White House responding?...

BONUS: The Race To Make Ventilators
Ventilators — maybe the biggest supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. And American businesses are rising to meet the challenge. To avoid the worst case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, America will need more ventilators, maybe hundreds of thousands of new ones in the coming months. Across the country companies that normally make things like auto parts are turning on a dime, racing to make ventilator parts. In this bonus episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast, Karen Duffin and Kenny Malone take u...

BONUS: The Race To Make Ventilators
Ventilators — maybe the biggest supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. And American businesses are rising to meet the challenge. To avoid the worst case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, America will need more ventilators, maybe hundreds of thousands of new ones in the coming months. Across the country companies that normally make things like auto parts are turning on a dime, racing to make ventilator parts. In this bonus episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast, Karen Duffin and Kenny Malone take u...


Saturday, April 4th, 2020
The CDC is recommending Americans wear cloth masks for protection when out and about. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Detroit and New Orleans. The Trump administration is tweaking the definition of the Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies....

Saturday, April 4th, 2020
The CDC is recommending Americans wear cloth masks for protection when out and about. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Detroit and New Orleans. The Trump administration is tweaking the definition of the Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies....

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
The U.S. coronavirus curve rises while China's flattens. The pandemic opens a new front in the abortion battle. And, Bloomberg staffers say they were promised jobs through November, some are suing....


Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
The White House suggests that wearing face masks could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Florida orders residents to stay at home. And, the coronavirus nearly bumps the presidential campaign from news headlines....

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
President Trump issues sobering coronavirus warning. Models show it will get worse before it gets better. Dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with COVID-19. Renters face first of the month....


Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
President Trump says more coronavirus tests will be made available. Hospitals and their staffs struggle with how to protect themselves and patients as COVID-19 cases multiply. And, Palestinian and Israeli leaders lauded for tight lockdowns....

BONUS: Listen To NPR's New Daily Update On Coronavirus News
NPR's new podcast 'Coronavirus Daily' is an afternoon update on the pandemic and how the world is coping. In today's episode: Why more testing remains crucial in the public health fight against COVID-19, and the Idaho town with one of the highest infection rates in the country. Also, what you need to know about grocery shopping.Subscribe and listen to Coronavirus Daily from NPR on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the NPR One App. More from this episode: Tips on grocery shopping and more from NPR's Goats and Sod...

Friday, March 27th, 2020
President Trump says new guidelines will determine which regions are low-risk for the coronavirus. Do we have enough data to determine that accurately? And as the House is set to pass the largest relief package in U.S. history, who's overseeing how that money is spent?...


Thursday, March 26th, 2020
A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus....

Wednesday, March 25th. 2020
The White House and Senate reach a deal on economic stimulus. The president was criticized for aiming to re-open the U.S. next month. And, Senator Burr sued for improperly profiting from insider knowledge....


Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
Several states urge all residents to stay home except for essential needs the same day President Trump suggests businesses could reopen within weeks. The UK orders residents to shelter in place. Secretary of State Pompeo takes an emergency trip to Afghanistan....

Monday, March 23, 2020
Senate Democrats block a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill from moving forward. China and U.S. spar over coronavirus facts. And, New York is now the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19....

Monday, March 23, 2020
Senate Democrats block a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill from moving forward. China and U.S. spar over coronavirus facts. And, New York is now the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19....


Saturday, March 21, 2020
More states are encouraging citizens to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Congress is working on its third bill to stimulate the economy and provide aid to Americans affected by COVID-19. New research points to "silent spreaders" fueling the coronavirus crisis....

Friday, March 20th, 2020
California issues "stay at home" order amid coronavirus pandemic. Following NPR's exclusive, ProPublica investigates whether Sen. Burr improperly unloaded stock. And, Italy's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses China's....

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
President Trump signs emergency aid package. Two members of Congress test positive for COVID-19. Sen. Richard Burr's coronavirus comments raise eyebrows. And, Trump takes action at U.S. borders....


Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
The Trump administration plans a $1 trillion economic stimulus. How will restrictive measures to fight the coronavirus be enforced? And, Joe Biden wins primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois....

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
States and local governments take extensive measures to keep people apart to try to curb the coronavirus' spread — including ordering San Francisco Bay area residents to shelter in place and postponing Ohio's primary election. And, all of Spain is quarantined....

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate to near zero. Nearly 2 million coronavirus tests will be available this week to hardest hit states. And, Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate....


Monday, March 16th, 2020
Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate to near zero. Nearly 2 million coronavirus tests will be available this week to hardest hit states. And, Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate....

Saturday, March 14, 2020
After weeks of what many see as a slow government response, President Trump declared the new coronavirus a national emergency. House Democrats and the White House reach a deal on aid for the crisis. Travelers from much of Europe are now subject to a travel ban....

Friday, March 13th, 2020
Social distancing is good for public health, but bad for the economy. As workplaces close down, so are schools. And, President Trump's ban on most travelers from Europe goes into effect tonight....


Thursday, March 12, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, President Trump calls for a ban on most travel from Europe and announces measures to shore up the economy. And the NBA suspends its season after one player tests positive for COVID-19....

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Joe Biden came out on top after Tuesday's six primaries. A one-mile containment zone will be implemented in New Rochelle, N.Y., site of the largest U.S. coronavirus cluster. U.S. troops in Syria must keep oil fields from Syrian and Russian forces....

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Joe Biden came out on top after Tuesday's six primaries. A one-mile containment zone will be implemented in New Rochelle, N.Y., site of the largest U.S. coronavirus cluster. U.S. troops in Syria must keep oil fields from Syrian and Russian forces....


Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The global economy is hit hard by the coronavirus. Italy's prime minister says the entire country is a coronavirus "red zone." And, six states hold contests Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race....

Monday, March 9, 2020
After delays, testing for the coronavirus ramps up in the U.S. Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices — in part due to coronavirus. And, six states vote Tuesday in the latest Democratic presidential primary contests....

March 7, 2020
Officials in Washington State are scrambling to identify new coronavirus infections. President Trump visited tornado victims and CDC workers. And in Europe, infections are increasing and the response to the outbreak varies country to country....


Friday, March 6, 2020
New coronavirus cases emerge across the country. Michigan is the biggest of the six primary states voting next week. And, a ceasefire between Turkey and Russia is in effect in northwestern Syria....

Thursday, March 5, 2020
U.S. death toll from the coronavirus rises to 11. As primaries continue, the Biden and Sanders campaigns face specific challenges. And, migrants are pawns in a political standoff between Turkey and E.U....

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the front-runners. U.S. financial markets fell again on concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. And, details of a new development in medicine....


Tuesday, March 3, 2020
On Super Tuesday, the field of Democratic presidential candidates narrows. There are over 100 coronavirus cases in the United States. And in Israel's election, votes are still being counted....

Monday, March 2, 2020
U.S. health officials ramp up the ability to test for coronavirus. The Democratic presidential race narrows, and may narrow again after Super Tuesday. And, Israel holds a third election in less than a year....


Saturday, February 29, 2020
The coronavirus that causes the illness COVID-19 is spreading but the threat to the U.S. is still low, despite 3 new cases. In South Carolina, voters are casting ballots for Democratic presidential candidates. And a deal between the U.S. and Taliban is being signed in Doha, Qatar, today....

Friday, February 28, 2020
Stocks continue their free-fall amid fears of the coronavirus. Scientists suggest ways people can prepare for an outbreak. And, South Carolina's Democratic primary takes place Saturday...

Thursday, February 27, 2020
U.S. confirms coronavirus case of unknown origin. Handling the outbreak is a big political moment for President Trump. And, three days of violence in New Delhi leaves dozens of people dead. Correction: An earlier version of this podcast said the new coronavirus case was in San Francisco. The patient is actually at the UC Davis Medical Center, and is from Solano County, Calif....


Thursday, February 27, 2020
U.S. confirms coronavirus case of unknown origin. Handling the outbreak is a big political moment for President Trump. And, three days of violence in New Delhi leaves dozens of people dead....

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Democratic presidential candidates attacked front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders during a chaotic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. NPR asks where voters are on candidates and issues that matter to them with the launch of a new reporting project in advance of the 2020 election. Public health officials warn that a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is only a matter of time....

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The World Health Organization is not yet declaring coronavirus a pandemic, despite fears over the virus spreading in new countries. Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in South Carolina tonight ahead of primaries in that state on Saturday. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are meeting in New Delhi to discuss trade, amid deadly protests in the Indian capital....


Monday, February 24, 2020
While there are signs that the coronavirus epidemic in China is slowing down, outbreaks in other parts of the world including Iran, Italy, and South Korea are raising alarm. After Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' decisive victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are looking ahead to South Carolina's primary. President Trump visits India and appears at a rally in the Indian state of Gujarat....

Saturday, February 22, 2020
U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination. Officials have also said that Russia favors President Trump's re-election. In South Korea, a growing number of COVID-19 infections, about half linked to a controversial church. And in Iran, low voter turnout in the country's parliamentary elections now means that conservatives have virtually no opposition....

Friday, February 21, 2020
Russia wants to help President Donald Trump win a second term in office. That's what a top intelligence officer reportedly told lawmakers last week. Nevada will hold its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. State party leaders will use new technology to count the votes. But after the fiasco in Iowa, many observers are concerned. As the nine-year war in Syria continues, Idlib is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis....


Thursday, February 20, 2020
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't exactly get a warm welcome from his rivals on the debate stage. Political operative Roger Stone will be sentenced on Thursday. Will the presiding judge stick with the original sentence? Eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire in the German town of Hanau. The suspected shooter reportedly left a written confession expressing far-right views....

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
President Trump grants clemency to eleven people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The ninth debate of the Democratic presidential primary takes place in Nevada tonight. Five months after voting took place, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins reelection....

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The Chinese government has kept 760 million people under lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primary enters a new phase with primary contests in more diverse states. Jury deliberations begin in the New York trial of Harvey Weinstein....


Monday, February 17, 2020
People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane....

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Quarantined Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship in Japan, meanwhile a large number of health care workers in China test positive for coronavirus. Tension between President Trump and Attorney General Barr increases questions about independence of the Department of Justice. U.S. officials at Munich Security Conference mostly quiet on US/Taliban Peace Agreement....

Friday, February 14, 2020
Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus....


Thursday, February 13, 2020
Democratic presidential hopefuls look ahead to upcoming state primaries. The Department of Education investigates mishandling of foreign money at top U.S. universities. Customs and Border Protection says that officers inappropriately detained Iranian Americans at the U.S.-Canada border....

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary. All four prosecutors resign in the Roger Stone case after the Department of Justice requests a more lenient sentence. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returns home after meeting with heads of state around the world....

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Voters in New Hampshire make their choice for the Democratic presidential contender. Health officials worry about the spread of the coronavirus outside China. Two large teacher unions question the effectiveness of active shooter drills....


Monday, February 10, 2020
Coronavirus deaths reach a new record in China. As Democratic candidates prepare for the New Hampshire primary, how have their campaign strategies evolved? The film, 'Parasite,' is the first non-English language film to win best picture....

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran
When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran....

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Americans will get to see opposing House reports on impeachment today. How are Democrats and Republicans making their case ahead of the next phase of the inquiry? As President Trump prepares to meet with French leader Emmanuel Macron at NATO talks today, why has their relationship devolved? And in a BBC interview, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers shares allegations against Prince Andrew....


Monday, December 2nd, 2019
A new phase of the impeachment inquiry starts this week, but the White House is skipping the first hearing. What happens once the House Judiciary Committee takes over the inquiry? Will world leaders at a UN climate conference commit to real change to avoid climate catastrophe? And what more do we know about the heroism that stopped a London terror attack?...

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
A new phase of the impeachment inquiry starts this week, but the White House is skipping the first hearing. What happens once the House Judiciary Committee takes over the inquiry? Will world leaders at a UN climate conference commit to real change to avoid climate catastrophe? And what more do we know about the heroism that stopped a London terror attack?...

Stabbing Attacks In Europe, Trump To NATO Meetings, Black Friday Sales
Police are calling the London stabbings that killed two people a terrorist incident. The attack comes a week before a general election in the UK. NATO meetings are also being held there next week. President Trump is going amid reports that the administration will substantially cut U.S. contributions to the alliance. And how did Black Friday sales go?...


Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Police are calling the London stabbings that killed two people a terrorist incident. The attack comes a week before a general election in the UK. NATO meetings are also being held there next week. President Trump is going amid reports that the administration will substantially cut U.S. contributions to the alliance. And how did Black Friday sales go?...

Friday, November 29th, 2019
On a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, President Trump announces peace talks have reopened with the Taliban. Could an end to America's longest war be in sight? Will Trump's signing of bills backing Hong Kong protesters jeopardize U.S.-China trade talks? And, how ICE used a fake Detroit college to arrest students for immigration violations....

Thursday, November 28th, 2019
New reporting shows the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pursued a business deal in Ukraine while pushing for investigations into the Bidens. How far did negotiations get? Why does Trump want to add Mexican cartels to the terror list? And explosions at a chemical plant in Texas underscore fears about safety regulation rollbacks....


Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
A transcript of a White House budget official's impeachment testimony is out. What concerns did he raise about withholding Ukraine aid? What are federal prosecutors seeking by launching an investigation into drugmakers in the opioid crisis? And a new report finds alarming injury rates at e-commerce giant Amazon's warehouses....

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
A federal judge rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a congressional subpoena to testify before impeachment investigators. Could this clear the way for more testimony from Trump's inner circle? How is the impeachment saga playing in Russia? And Colombia enters a sixth day of widespread protests....

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
A federal judge rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a congressional subpoena to testify before impeachment investigators. Could this clear the way for more testimony from Trump's inner circle? How is the impeachment saga playing in Russia? And Colombia enters a sixth day of widespread protests....


Monday, November 25th, 2019
The Secretary of the Navy has been ousted. How did the Navy end up clashing with President Trump? Pro-democracy voters in Hong Kong score big wins in local elections. And what does it say about the 2020 Democratic presidential field that Michael Bloomberg is joining in so late?...

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
The impeachment inquiry moves into its next phase. How will Democrats push their case against President Trump forward? Also, anti-government protests have Colombia on edge. Why people are taking to the streets. Plus, Attorney General William Barr's new plan to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women....


Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Two weeks of public impeachment testimony are now over. Where does the inquiry go next? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Could his 10-year grip on power be coming to an end? And the U.S. deports a Honduran asylum-seeker to Guatemala, signalling a big change in asylum rules....

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Two weeks of public impeachment testimony are now over. Where does the inquiry go next? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Could his 10-year grip on power be coming to an end? And the U.S. deports a Honduran asylum-seeker to Guatemala, signalling a big change in asylum rules....


Thursday, November 21st, 2019
President Trump's EU ambassador says there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. As impeachment hearings continue today, was Gordon Sondland's testimony a game-changer? Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the latest debate. Who stood out? And a rash of racist incidents at Syracuse University has sparked student protests there....

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
President Trump's EU ambassador says there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. As impeachment hearings continue today, was Gordon Sondland's testimony a game-changer? Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the latest debate. Who stood out? And a rash of racist incidents at Syracuse University has sparked student protests there....


Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland changed his testimony once. Will he do it again when he testifies in the public impeachment inquiry today? Who is Jim Jordan, the Ohio lawmaker who has defended Trump in the inquiry? And a former British consulate worker and Hong Kong citizen claims torture by Chinese officials....

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland changed his testimony once. Will he do it again when he testifies in the public impeachment inquiry today? Who is Jim Jordan, the Ohio lawmaker who has defended Trump in the inquiry? And a former British consulate worker and Hong Kong citizen claims torture by Chinese officials....

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
A new poll shows Americans are following the impeachment saga, but is the inquiry swaying anyone's opinion? What might we learn from Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness, when he testifies today? And how might Iran respond to protests that flared after the regime hiked gas prices?...


Monday, November 18th, 2019
A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House....

Saturday, November 16th, 2019
What we learned from the impeachment hearings, and what will we hear next week? Three service members accused or convicted of war crimes are cleared by President Trump; why did the Pentagon want him to stay out of it? Plus, a setback in the fight to eradicate polio....

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies publicly in the impeachment inquiry today. What more will she reveal? What prompted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to agree to release department records amid a fight over student loan forgiveness? And will Lebanon's protests be quelled by a potential new prime minister?...


Thursday, November 14th, 2019
During the impeachment inquiry's first public testimony, a top diplomat describes a previously unknown phone call involving President Trump. What else did we learn? Why is a federal regulator probing Google's collection of health data? And a civil-rights group says it has hundreds of emails suggesting a key White House adviser promoted white-nationalist views — and plans to release more....

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Public hearings start today in the impeachment inquiry. How will witness testimony play out before the cameras? Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at the White House. What do both leaders want from each other? And are Hong Kong protests entering a new, more violent phase?...

Special Report: Was It An Abuse Of Power?
With public hearings in the impeachment inquiry set to start Wednesday, we examine the evidence: Do recently released testimonies indicate a presidential abuse of power?...


Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Young, undocumented immigrants march on Washington ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. They're chanting "home is here." What's at stake for these DACA recipients? The impeachment investigation takes a different direction tomorrow. The inquiry goes public. Democrats want some of the key actors to tell their stories to shape public opinion. But which officials do Republicans want to hear from and why? And what should be done with foreign fighters who joined ISIS? Hundreds of them are being held in Turkish...

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Three diplomats who raised concerns about the president's moves toward Ukraine have testified in private. What can they add as they testify this week in public? The impeachment inquiry opens its doors and lets in the the cameras. Demonstrators in Bolivia are not chanting "yes we can" but "yes we could." How did they force President Evo Morales to surrender his job? And in Hong Kong, the authorities show no sign of giving way to protesters. A policeman grappled with one protester before shooting another. Wha...

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Three diplomats who raised concerns about the president's moves toward Ukraine have testified in private. What can they add as they testify this week in public? The impeachment inquiry opens its doors and lets in the the cameras. Demonstrators in Bolivia are not chanting "yes we can" but "yes we could." How did they force President Evo Morales to surrender his job? And in Hong Kong, the authorities show no sign of giving way to protesters. A policeman grappled with one protester before shooting another. Wha...


Saturday, November 9th, 2019
We learn more about the last days of closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and look ahead to its TV debut. The Senate is expected to clear the way for Trump's latest acting pick for DHS head. And Brazil's former leftist president is out of prison — what does that mean for the country's far-right government?...

Friday, November 9th, 2019
What revelations did a week of newly released impeachment transcripts contain, and what's next as a week of public hearings is set to begin? How close are the U.S. and China to a 'phase one' trade deal? And France's President questions the future of NATO amid waning U.S. commitment....

Friday, November 8th, 2019
What revelations did a week of newly released impeachment transcripts contain, and what's next as a week of public hearings is set to begin? How close are the U.S. and China to a 'phase one' trade deal? And France's President questions the future of NATO amid waning U.S. commitment....


Thursday, November 7th, 2019
The U.S.'s top diplomat to Ukraine will be among the first witnesses to testify in the public impeachment inquiry. What could he say? The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. And Kentucky's Republican governor has asked for a recanvass of ballots after narrowly losing the governor's race....

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
The U.S. ambassador to the EU has changed his story on quid pro quo. What else does updated his testimony reveal? Could big wins for Democrats in state-level elections spell trouble for President Trump in 2020? And oral arguments begin for a Supreme Court case that could impact the Clean Water Act....

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
What could new public transcripts of closed-door testimonies reveal from the impeachment inquiry? As four states hold big elections today, what could the results tell us about 2020? And the road ahead as the U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement....


Monday, November 4th, 2019
What could House impeachment investigators learn from White House lawyer John Eisenberg? The whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry remains anonymous — will House Republicans accept that person's written testimony? And in New Delhi, air pollution reaches record - and dangerous - levels....

Special report: The Impeachment Inquiry against Donald J. Trump
NPR's Steve Inskeep hosts a special report on the impeachment inquiry. At the center of the impeachment inquiry is a whistle blower's complaint about the President's actions on a call to the president of Ukraine. Did the president abuse his power when he asked for investigation into a political rival? Inskeep, along with NPR's hosts, correspondents, and producers step through the story as we know it so far - explaining who the key players are and what they knew....

November 1, 2019
What do we know about the man on the other end of that infamous phone conversation that's now led to an impeachment inquiry? His name is Volodymyr Zelenskiy and he's the president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, Zelenskiy had a successful career as a comedian and actor....


Friday, November 1st, 2019
What happens now that the House has approved an impeachment resolution, taking the process into a new, public phase? And what do we know about a central figure in the inquiry, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? President Trump heads to Mississippi to rally for the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate....

Friday, November 1st, 2019
What happens now that the House has approved an impeachment resolution, taking the process into a new, public phase? And what do we know about a central figure in the inquiry, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? President Trump heads to Mississippi to rally for the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate....

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
The White House's top Russia expert is set to resign. The news comes just as he's about to testify in front of House impeachment investigators. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban all political ads. And Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to hundreds of thousands of Californians....


Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
The House is one day away from its vote on whether to formally open impeachment proceedings. What do the latest testimonies in the investigation reveal about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine? Is the Islamic State now operating without a leader — and does that matter? And why has the NCAA changed its policy on allowing college athletes to get paid?...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first White House official to testify in the impeachment inquiry who was on the July 25 call. Firefighters in Northern California continue to try and control the growing Kincade Fire. Also, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faces Congress in dual hearings....

Monday, October 28, 2019
President Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, has been killed after a U.S. special operations mission targeted him in northwest Syria. Also, California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as extreme winds continued to fan wildfires, prompting mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents....


Monday, October 28th, 2019
President Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, has been killed after a U.S. special operations mission targeted him in northwest Syria. Also, California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as extreme winds continued to fan wildfires, prompting mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents....

BONUS: The Lynching Of Claude Neal
In this episode from NPR's Code Switch, a story from eighty-five years ago, when a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Florida. They were there to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was working on a research paper in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something....

BONUS: The Lynching Of Claude Neal
In this episode from NPR's Code Switch, a story from eighty-five years ago, when a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Florida. They were there to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was working on a research paper in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something....


October 25, 2019
Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Trump to make that now-infamous July phone call to Ukraine's president asking for help investigating Joe Biden. What's Perry's connection to Ukraine?...

October 25, 2019
Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Trump to make that now-infamous July phone call to Ukraine's president asking for help investigating Joe Biden. What's Perry's connection to Ukraine?...

Friday, October 25th, 2019
A look back at the 2016 election has become a criminal probe. The Justice Department is examining a matter of interest to the president - the origins of an investigation of his campaign. What's at stake as that investigation changes? Former national security adviser John Bolton was portrayed as unconventional, even dangerous. How did he become the one pushing back against the president and what role did he play as the White House pressed Ukraine? And Iraqi police fire tear gas at protesters. How did so much...


October 24, 2019
How does the arrest of two associates of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for campaign finance violations relate to the broader impeachment inquiry?...

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Republican lawmakers disrupt an impeachment hearing, using mayhem to make their point. They argue the investigation shouldn't happen behind closed doors. Could their protest make a difference? How did the outgoing Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, become an important figure in this impeachment probe? NPR investigates how he played a key role in facilitating that infamous call between President Trump and Ukraine's leader. And President Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey and says America's role in Syria is finish...

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine tells lawmakers he saw a definite quid pro quo in President Trump's pressure campaign. Democrats are disturbed but how are Republicans responding? Earlier this month, two business associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested at an airport as they tried to leave the country. Who are these men and how important are they in this impeachment inquiry? And as the U.S. leaves Syria, the leaders of Russia and Turkey step in. Does their agreement put Syrian Kurds who worked with America...


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine tells lawmakers he saw a definite quid pro quo in President Trump's pressure campaign. Democrats are disturbed but how are Republicans responding? Earlier this month, two business associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested at an airport as they tried to leave the country. Who are these men and how important are they in this impeachment inquiry? And as the U.S. leaves Syria, the leaders of Russia and Turkey step in. Does their agreement put Syrian Kurds who worked with America...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
A "residual force" of U.S. troops will remain in Syria. The acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine testifies before Congress in the latest impeachment inquiry deposition. Canada's Justin Trudeau narrowly wins a second term as prime minister....

Monday, October 21st, 2019
U.S. troops are slowly moving out of northern Syria as a delicate agreement for Kurdish civilians and forces to evacuate is set to expire. Congress will hear from more witnesses in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. A landmark federal case in the opioid crisis starts today in Cleveland, Ohio....


BONUS: What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping
Amid an outbreak of lung injury cases, there's a new spotlight on the dangers of vaping, a practice that's been marketed as an alternative to smoking. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explains, with the story of one teenager whose vaping habit landed her in the ER....

Friday, October 18th, 2019
We bring you the latest on the impeachment inquiry and the significance of the deal that the U.S has secured with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to suspend its incursion in Syria. Also, an intense gunfight breaks out in Mexico and it's connected to one of the sons of "El Chapo."...


Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Vice President Pence meets with Turkey's President Erdogan in Ankara, trying to convince him to stop the assault on the Kurds in Syria. U.S. ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland testifies in the impeachment inquiry. Britain and the E.U. have reached agreement on a new Brexit deal. And, Representative Elijah Cummings has died....

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Democrats vying to be the presidential nominee see Elizabeth Warren as their biggest rival. Testimony continues in the House impeachment inquiry. And, a humanitarian crisis escalates in northeast Syria....

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
The White House imposes new sanctions against Turkey for its incursion into northern Syria. What's the view from Turkey? A police officer is charged with murder in Fort Worth, Texas and a dozen presidential contenders go head to head in Ohio....


Monday, October 14th, 2019
Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion now that U.S. troops are withdrawing. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine....

Friday, October 11th, 2019
Turkey pushes on in its assault of Kurdish forces in northern Syria as it faces international criticism. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll shows a slim majority of Americans favor House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And is China exporting censorship? Chinese pressure has pushed U.S. businesses to change the products they offer....


Thursday, October 10th, 2019
The U.S. has taken custody of high-value ISIS fighters as Turkey begins its offensive on the allied Kurdish forces that detained them. U.S. and Chinese negotiators return to the bargaining table in Washington. And we follow one of the first patients to be treated for a genetic disease using the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR....

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
In a letter, the White House declares Democrats' impeachment inquiry "constitutionally invalid" and refuses to cooperate in the probe. As the U.S. steps aside in northern Syria and Turkey steps in, how could ISIS benefit? A 17-year-old is the youngest to die from vaping-related causes. The rising death toll has led some states to ban certain products and put the spotlight on illegal vaping operations....

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill on President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Pentagon officials tell NPR that military leaders were caught off-guard by the White House announcement on Syria. And while China says it has released most Uighur and Kazakh Muslims from detention camps, detainees' families say many of them have been sent to prisons instead....


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill on President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Pentagon officials tell NPR that military leaders were caught off-guard by the White House announcement on Syria. And while China says it has released most Uighur and Kazakh Muslims from detention camps, detainees' families say many of them have been sent to prisons instead....

Monday, October 7th, 2019
A second official has come forward to corroborate a whistleblower complaint against President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The White House announced that U.S. troops will withdraw from northern Syria as Turkey enters the region to establish a "safe zone." And General Motors Co and the United Automobile Workers union are at an impasse as the union strike enters its fourth week....

Diplomats' Text Messages on Ukraine, Iraq Protests, James Franco Lawsuits
Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them....


Diplomats' Text Messages on Ukraine, Iraq Protests, James Franco Lawsuits
Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them....

Friday, October 4th, 2019
Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them....

Trump Impeachment Battle, Kurt Volker Deposition, Amber Guyger Sentencing
The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean....


Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean....

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
The Trump administration is defying the demands of House Democrats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing the impeachment investigators of bullying. Could this resistance prevent key State Department officials from testifying? In a landmark affirmative action case, a judge ruled that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants. What are the chances this will end up in the Supreme Court? And it's been one month since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Relief worker...

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
The impeachment inquiry accelerates as Rudy Giuliani is subpoenaed. And President Trump reportedly asked Australia's prime minister to help with a Department of Justice investigation. What did he ask for, exactly? China's Communist Party marked seventy years in power with pageantry. Tanks, drones, and missiles rolled through Beijing. In Hong Kong, people view the same anniversary differently. What is China's president saying to them as they stage demonstrations again? But there are some worries that Beijing...


Monday, September 30th, 2019
House Republicans push the Trump administration's message. How's an impeachment inquiry impacting his reelection campaign strategy? Joe Biden may not be the only rival on the minds of the Trump administration. The Washington Post reports the State Department is still investigating Hillary Clinton's emails. Why do some targets of the probe think it's politically motivated? And Hong Kong witnesses one of its most violent weekends of protests. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. What makes...

Friday, September 27th, 2019
The whistleblower complaint that started an impeachment inquiry is now public. It alleges that the president's allies tried to conceal details of that phone call with the Ukrainian president. Who were those officials? According to the complaint, the records from that call were put into an electronic system used for highly sensitive classified information. What do we know about that computer system and how often is it used? And in Egypt, rare protests against the government. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi i...

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
President Trump says he didn't pressure Ukraine's leader. Republicans give cover while Democrats say the president used his power to find political dirt. Where does the impeachment investigation go now? Joseph Maguire, the intelligence official near the center of this storm, has now handed a whistleblower's complaint to Congress. What do we know about that complaint? And before that phone call to Ukraine, President Trump held up almost $400 million dollars in military aid to the country. He said he was figh...


Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. She's held back for months. So what changed her mind? British politicians return to work after a court rules that the prime minister suspended parliament unlawfully. Can that deeply divided parliament pass a Brexit deal with just a month until Britain crashes out of Europe? And a new UN report says our oceans are getting hotter. Some experts say the effects are not reversible. What does that change look like for marine li...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
The U.S. froze military aid to Ukraine this year. Multiple news outlets now say President Trump personally ordered that freeze at least a week before his phone call asking about political dirt. How does this all look in Ukraine's capital? The president spoke of rejecting globalism the last time he addressed the United Nations. What should we expect this time around? And a network of Syrian torture survivors are trying to hold the Assad regime to account. Their work has led to the arrest of a Syrian military...

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
President Trump confirms that he raised corruption allegations against Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine. Congress has demanded information from the administration by Thursday. Is the House moving closer to impeachment? Facing U.S. pressure, Iran's foreign minister sounds defiant in an interview with NPR. But what can diplomats do after an attack on Saudi Arabia? And the Secretary General of the United Nations is calling on world leaders to address the issue of climate change at a summit today. Will p...


Friday, September 20th, 2019
President Trump denies saying anything inappropriate to a foreign leader. But House Democrats push the intelligence community for information on a whistleblower complaint that allegedly accuses him of that. Will they get that information? Students across the world are marching for action on climate change today. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg leads the cause. How did she create this movement and what are the demands? And catastrophic floods have hit large parts of southeast Texas. A state of disast...

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Saudi Arabia presents bits of wreckage as evidence. They're blaming Iran for the attack on their oil facilities. How could the administrations in Washington and Riyadh respond? An old photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. What are the circumstances surrounding that picture? Also, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the second time this year. It's a move the Fed typically makes to ward off recession. What's the move suggest about the near future of the economy?...

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Saudi Arabia presents bits of wreckage as evidence. They're blaming Iran for the attack on their oil facilities. How could the administrations in Washington and Riyadh respond? An old photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. What are the circumstances surrounding that picture? Also, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the second time this year. It's a move the Fed typically makes to ward off recession. What's the move suggest about the near future of the economy?...


Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Results are too close to call in Israel's elections. Is Benjamin Netanyahu's political future in peril? Two defense department officials tell NPR they have images of Iran setting up drones and missiles. How certain can they be that those weapons were used to strike a Saudi oil facility? The governor of California warns the president to back off. But the Trump administration is set to revoke the state's power to set auto emission standards....

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Evidence from the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has Iran analysts worried. So what might the Trump administration do if Iran is found responsible? We haven't heard much about the Mueller report since Robert Mueller's testimony in July. But today the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski goes before a house committee. What questions do lawmakers have? And Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is at stake today. Israelis vote again after the prime minister failed to form a government in Apri...

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers nationwide joined the picket line this morning. Union leaders say a deal is not close. So what demands aren't being met? Drone attacks on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia have sent the price of oil surging. President Trump says the United States is "locked and loaded." But it's not clear who is behind the attack. What happens next as tensions in the gulf remain high? And Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has filed for bankruptc...


Friday, September 13th, 2019
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage in Houston. How did they distinguish themselves? Biden continues to tout his partnership with President Obama. How are the other candidates shifting their views on the former president's record? And that administration Biden was part of has another part of its legacy unraveled. The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for America's waterways. What impact could that have on your drinking water?...

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
The Supreme Court hands a victory to President Trump on immigration and getting asylum into the United States just became a whole lot more difficult. What will the ruling mean for migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border? America and China have hit pause on the trade war, if just for a fleeting moment. Both sides have held off on new tariffs. Why are Washington and Beijing pulling back? And at least six people have died because of lung disease connected with vaping and now the Trump administration says it...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
The president's third national security adviser is out. What did the president want to do that John Bolton did not and what happens now? An NPR investigation reveals allegations of gross mismanagement at Guantanamo Bay. How much money do whistle blowers say is being wasted to keep the military prison and a court running? And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex specific parts of the West Bank. How could an election promise shift the landscape of the Middle East?...


Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the President, Alabama...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the President, Alabama...

Monday, September 9th, 2019
President Trump said he had planned a meeting with Taliban leaders this weekend to work towards a peace deal. It was set in secret, scheduled to take place at Camp David after months of negotiations. So why did he cancel it via tweet the day before? A nationwide settlement deal over Purdue Pharma's role in the opioid crisis has stalled. With bankruptcy now looking inevitable, what would that mean for the thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of Oxycontin? And evacuations continue on the Abaco Islan...


Friday, September 6th, 2019
Great Abaco Island residents who survived the hurricane speak of dead bodies in the contaminated water and how they're desperate to escape. More than 200 people have come down with mysterious lung illnesses after vaping. What do health officials know about what's causing this? And a new investigation finds a troubling pattern in major American cities - poor neighborhoods are hotter than wealthy neighborhoods and climate change is widening the gap. What does that mean for these communities?...

Thursday, August 5th, 2019
As Hurricane Dorian approaches, officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina prepare. How much danger do those three states face? Public servants were told their student loans would be forgiven. And now they're realizing they were misled. Why are 99% of applicants being rejected? And Vice President Pence is offering support to the British prime minister. He reaches London just after Boris Johnson plunged parliament into chaos. How can Pence help?...

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
As Hurricane Dorian approaches, officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina prepare. How much danger do those three states face? Public servants were told their student loans would be forgiven. And now they're realizing they were misled. Why are 99% of applicants being rejected? And Vice President Pence is offering support to the British prime minister. He reaches London just after Boris Johnson plunged parliament into chaos. How can Pence help?...


Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Satellite images show large parts of the Bahamas underwater as aid agencies ready for the challenge ahead. Why is it proving almost impossible to reach people in need? Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, confirms she's withdrawing the controversial extradition bill which has been the catalyst for the protest movement. Will this be enough to meet the protester's demands? And British parliament is descending into more chaos. One-time allies of Boris Johnson are now rebelling against the prime minister. What could...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Communications in the Bahamas are so bad that it's hard for us to know how many people Hurricane Dorian has affected. But one thing is clear - the devastation is unprecedented and extensive. A rescue mission off the coast of California continues after fire engulfed a scuba diving boat. Of thirty-nine people on board, rescuers have found only a few. And Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tells NPR that President Trump has changed everything about America's relationship with the world. He's in Iowa cam...

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm, reaching the Bahamas as the strongest hurricane in modern records. What made it so powerful? A Chinese state news agency delivers a warning to Hong Kong protesters, quote: "The end is coming." What inspired thousands of students to boycott class anyway? Texans respond after a second mass shooting in less than a month. Why is this the moment the state is loosening gun restrictions?...


Friday, August 30th, 2019
Three prominent student activists from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are under arrest. Will this deter protesters from taking to the streets this weekend? And the Trump administration wants to roll back regulations on methane emissions. Why is this happening when many large oil and gas companies are on board with Obama-era regulations? Plus, people in the UK are outraged over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament. Can a legal challenge stop Johnson?...

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Hurricane Dorian grazed past Puerto Rico and is now headed for the U.S. How bad could it get for Florida? And the field of Democratic presidential candidates is shrinking. Who made the cut for the third debate? Plus, Britain's border with Ireland has been a key part of Brexit negotiations. Where does it stand now that the U.K.'s parliament will be suspended?...


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
There's a big storm headed for Puerto Rico, yet the Trump administration says it wants to divert money away from disaster relief to border enforcement operations. Why would the administration redirect FEMA funds at the peak of hurricane season? It's been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the island is still recovering. Is the government there prepared for another storm? Plus, North Carolina sues e-cigarette companies for allegedly marketing directly to kids. Do the rules against Bi...

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
A judge in Oklahoma has ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. What does this mean for other states suing opioid manufacturers? Also, President Trump signaled he may be open to meeting Iran's president. But overnight, President Rouhani said he'd only meet if the U.S. lifted its sanctions. Are the prospects for a summit already fizzling? Plus, why protesters in Newark, New Jersey crashed the MTV Video Music Awards....

Monday, August 26th, 2019
Just a few days ago, the U.S. and China threatened each other with new tariffs. Today, President Trump announced China is ready to restart trade talks. How will troubled world markets respond? And President Trump's announcement wasn't the only surprise at the G7 summit. Iran's foreign minister showed up unannounced. Who invited him, and why? Plus, how the household brand Johnson & Johnson got caught up in the opioid crisis....


Monday, August 26th, 2019
Just a few days ago, the U.S. and China threatened each other with new tariffs. Today, President Trump announced China is ready to restart trade talks. How will troubled world markets respond? And President Trump's announcement wasn't the only surprise at the G7 summit. Iran's foreign minister showed up unannounced. Who invited him, and why? Plus, how the household brand Johnson & Johnson got caught up in the opioid crisis....

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Brazil's indigenous women are marching. They're fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest, which has been engulfed in flames. Who's to blame for the fires? France's president Emanuel Macron is calling the Amazon fires an "international crisis". He wants it to top the agenda at this weekend's G-7 summit. But will concerns over the global economy steal the limelight? And we will go to the streets of Tehran where U.S. sanctions are hitting Iranians hard. In a country where free speech is normally stifled, we h...

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
More red ink is being predicted by congressional budget forecasters - nearly a trillion dollars this year alone. What does the growing deficit tell us about the economy's health? The detention of migrant families and children has been one of the defining and most controversial policies of the Trump administration. Now a new rule would end time limits on detentions. Is this a shift toward holding migrant families indefinitely? And NPR gains exclusive access to a lab in New York where researchers are zapping ...


Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
The Trump Administration insists that the U.S. economy is in great shape. But the White House is exploring tax cuts - a move often used when an economy is struggling. So why these cuts and what could they look like? The U.S. has promised to continue its economic sanctions on Iran. With no end to the sanctions in sight, how are U.S. pressure tactics effecting everyday life in Iran? And Syrian opposition fighters are facing defeat in a key strategic town they've held for years. This comes after a major offens...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Five years after Eric Garner's death - the police officer who placed him in a choke hold has been fired. Garner's family wants more. But the officer is planning to fight back as well. What does that action look like? We've seen the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, play out on the city's streets. Now the world's biggest social media companies say it's also unfolding online. They describe a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. What message is Beijing sending? And we've got new data on gun control. R...

Monday, August 19th, 2019
A suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul killed 63. The Islamic State in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. This comes amid peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. What does this mean for the security of Afghan citizens? In California, the shooting of Stephon Clark last year led to widespread demonstrations. Now, a new law there will raise the bar for when it is reasonable for the police to use deadly force. Could it be adopted nationwide? And there are changes coming for reproductive ...


Friday, August 16th, 2019
After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids....

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police custody? Plus, how divisions among demonstrators in Hong Kong could undermine the pro-democracy movement....

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have been demonstrating for 10 straight weeks. How could China clamp down, and what kinds of consequences could it face for doing so? Also, the U.S. is postponing some tariffs on Chinese goods until after the holiday shopping season. What kind of economic pain is the Trump administration trying to avoid? Plus, one of opera's most renowned stars is accused of sexual misconduct. What are the allegations against Plácido Domingo?...


Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
The Trump administration wants to deny green cards to immigrants who use welfare programs. How will officials determine which immigrants are too poor to live in America? Also, Attorney General William Barr takes aim at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide. The jail has a long history of severe staffing shortages and violence, so why are officials just now expressing outrage? Plus, how is Beijing preparing for escalating tensions with anti-government demonstrato...

Monday, August 12th, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking underage girls, died in jail by apparent suicide Saturday. Why was he not being closely watched after a supposed suicide attempt just three weeks ago? Also, Hong Kong airport grounds all flights because of anti-government protests. How much worse can clashes between protesters and the government get?...

Friday, August 9th, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signals he's ready to talk about gun reform. Why are Republicans starting to consider gun legislation they've long resisted? Also, President Trump names a new acting Director of National Intelligence. Why was the woman next in line for the position overlooked? Plus, a Michigan man deported to Iraq was found dead this week in Baghdad. He had lived in America almost his whole life, so why did he end up in Iraq, a country he'd never seen?...


Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Hundreds of ICE agents raided food processing plants across Mississippi yesterday. What will happen to the 680 workers now in detention? Also, Republicans are signaling support for so-called red-flag laws, which would get guns out of the hands of people deemed dangerous. So, why are Democrats unsatisfied? Plus, Puerto Rico swears in its third governor in a week. Has the island moved past the worst of its political turmoil?...

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong....

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have renewed the debate around guns. The same debate that followed shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Parkland, and Aurora. Will the outcome be any different this time? Also, more on the lives lost in El Paso and the injured victims fighting to survive the deadly attack. Plus, India's government tries to tighten control over the disputed territory of Kashmir. How will India's only Muslim majority-state respond?...


Monday, August 5th, 2019
What drove two young white men in Texas and Ohio to each carry out unconnected massacres over the weekend? An anti-immigrant manifesto by one of the the suspected gunmen appeared on the website 8chan minutes before the attack. What is site's connection to white nationalism?...

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
President Trump said the U.S. will impose more tariffs on products imported from China if a deal can't be reached by September. And some Americans who studied in China are being questioned by the FBI, Also, Puerto Rico's governor is resigning, but who will take his place?...


Thursday, August 1st, 2019
On the second night of the Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden's record was a big focus. What else did the candidates talk about? Also, we look at why the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been so difficult to contain....

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
We breakdown some highlights and takeaways from the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. Also, the Fed is expected to cut interest rates. What does that mean for the U.S. economy?...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
The Democratic presidential candidates begin a second round of debates Tuesday night in Detroit. A vigil is held for shooting victims in Gilroy, California. And, Capital One Bank is dealing with a major data breach....


Monday, July 29th, 2019
A gunman killed 3 people in a shooting at a Northern California garlic festival. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will leave the administration next month. Also, President Trump attacks Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings in weekend tweets....

Friday, July 26th, 2019
A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russia targeted all 50 states in the 2016 election. The U.S. government will carry out the death penalty for the first time in nearly two decades. Also, Moscow prepares for protests against alleged interference in its own elections....

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
We dive deep on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. And after nearly two weeks of protests, the governor of Puerto Rico has resigned....


Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies Wednesday before two House panels. The Justice Department launches an anti-trust review into major tech firms. And a Pennsylvania school district rebuffs donor efforts to pay lunch debts....

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
President Trump and congressional leaders strike a budget deal. Britain's new prime minister is to be announced Tuesday. And, Britain is at odds with the U.S. over how to manage tensions with Iran....


Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he won't seek re-election. In Hong Kong, protests around China's control over the territory continue. Also, tensions are raised when Iran seizes a British oil tanker....

Friday, July 19th, 2019
The U.S. destroys an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz. We hear from Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And, a heat wave is building across the U.S. Also, we have some details about next week's highly-anticipated testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller....

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts turned chaotic. And, the U.S. says it will not sell F-35 jets to Turkey after the NATO ally bought missiles from Russia....


Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
The House of Representatives votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen of color. Planned Parenthood ousts its president. Also, protesters in Moscow demand opposition candidates be added to election ballot....

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
President Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. The White House implements a new rule for asylum seekers from Central America. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings....

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Critics are saying a series of tweets from President Trump targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen are racist. And why didn't immigration raids expected this weekend happen? Also, protesters in Puerto Rico are calling on the governor to resign....


Friday, July 12th, 2019
This weekend parts of the southern U.S., including New Orleans, will be hit by the first tropical system to strike the U.S. this hurricane season. And, the president says he will no longer try and add a citizenship question to the Census. Also, singer R. Kelly has been arrested on federal charges in Chicago....

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is defending a plea deal he oversaw nearly a dozen years ago as a U.S. attorney in Florida. And the British Navy stopped Iran from blocking a U.K. tanker. Also, one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U.S. Department of Education....

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
We go to the U.S. southern border as new data shows apprehensions of those crossing illegally were lower in June. A judge in the Census citizenship case says the Trump administration can't change its team of lawyers. Also, why are Democrats calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign?...


Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Federal prosecutors have charged multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls. And a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong that spawned mass protests is dead. Or is it? Also, the Affordable Care Act is back in court....

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein faces allegations of sex trafficking. Iran says it exceeded a second uranium enrichment limit outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal. And, California is bracing for aftershocks following two powerful earthquakes....

Friday, July 5th, 2019
A recap of President Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event. Also, Sudan's military and civilians leaders reach an agreement to share power. And Canadians are struggling over whether to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia....


Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Is President Trump getting ready for an Independence Day speech or a campaign event? Critics say the White House faces possible legal trouble if a July 4th address becomes partisan. And leaving the Gaza Strip can be difficult, but conditions there have deteriorated, and people are finding a way. We'll hear what Gazans told NPR's correspondent about what's driving them out....

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
A scathing new report from the Dept. of Homeland Security's own watchdog office says migrants are being held in overcrowded detention centers for too long. It also points to why there are growing dangers for Border Patrol agents at those facilities. And President Trump promises a July 4th celebration unlike any other. Why do critics say it's sure to be expensive for taxpayers?...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
What does a private Facebook page reveal about federal agents doing public business? Lawmakers are calling out U.S. Customs and Border Protection over a scathing investigative report and conditions they saw in a migrant detention facility. Also, Iran has breached a provision of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Where does that leave European countries that remain in the deal?...


Monday, July 1st, 2019
President Donald Trump went for a walk on North Korean soil in a history-making photo op and meeting with Kim Jong Un. But can it turn into a step toward a nuclear agreement? Also, pro-democracy protesters are sweeping across Hong Kong. What are they demanding, weeks after previous demonstrations effectively stalled a bill on extradition to mainland China?...

Friday, June 28th, 2019
An exchange over civil rights between California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden stood out during round two of the Democratic primary debates. What other issues did candidates focus on? And why does a man who smuggles migrants into the U.S. and Mexico say Trump administration policies are good for his business?...

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred over policy issues in their first primary debate. What have voters learned as another ten candidates prepare for a second round tonight? And NPR has exclusive reporting on a possible rollback of a policy that protects undocumented family members of U.S. troops from deportation. Why are some advocates worried about an impact to military readiness?...


Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify to Congress about his probe into election interference and the 2016 Trump campaign. What more can lawmakers expect to learn? Plus, the acting head of Customs and Border Protection is resigning amid criticism about how migrant children are being treated in U.S. custody. What, if anything, will a new leader do differently?...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Iran's leaders lashed out at the Trump administration overnight for imposing new sanctions. This comes as U.S. officials are trying to build a coalition to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. What kind of threat does Iran pose in the Gulf? Also, more than 300 migrant children are moving out of a squalid detention facility in Texas. How many more children are facing similar conditions at other facilities? Plus, how Oklahoma is planning to divide up its $85 million dollar opioid settlement....

Monday, June 24th, 2019
The Trump administration says it is imposing new sanctions against Iran today. Will more sanctions convince Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal? The administration is also set to discuss part one of its Middle East peace plan this week. Why why have the Palestinians already rejected it? Plus, some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are in hiding. What can Oregon's Democrats do to get them back for a vote on a climate change bill?...


BONUS: Evangelicals and Politics
Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? A bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline....

Friday, June 21st, 2019
President Trump reportedly backs off on airstrikes against Iran. As the dispute escalates, what is Iran's reaction? And Alabama Republican Roy Moore is making a second run for the U.S. Senate....

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. disputes that it was in Iranian airspace. Joe Biden's recent comments draw heat from his 2020 presidential rivals. China's president visits Pyongyang to hold two days of talks with North Korea's leader....


Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
President Trump's first official 2020 campaign rally included allegations of a witch hunt and attacks on Hillary Clinton, but will airing past grievances be enough to secure a win in 2020? Plus, critics have questions about the president's plan to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carry out mass deportations starting next week....

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?...

Monday, June 17th, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?...


BONUS: Hooponomics
The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money....

Friday, June 14th, 2019
The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?...

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to a neighboring country....


Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong turned violent as tens of thousands of people filled the streets overnight to oppose a controversial extradition bill. Why do citizens say it could threaten their freedom from mainland China? And what do President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand to gain by trading barbs with each other and ignoring a crowded field of other Democrats running for the White House?...

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
House Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice make a deal on who can see documents related to the Mueller probe. Could it move the needle for lawmakers considering impeachment? Also, an opioid manufacturer goes from making hundred of millions of dollars to bankruptcy in two years. What does that mean for families impacted by the nation's addiction crisis?...

Monday, June 10th, 2019
President Trump says he's not getting enough credit for a border security deal with Mexico, but his critics say he's claiming too much. What will the agreement actually achieve? Plus, massive crowds in Hong Kong protest a change in the law that would send people to mainland China if they're accused of crimes....


BONUS: Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'
Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Embedded....

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Mexico is making a new pledge to address the immigration crisis: sending 6,000 troops to its border with Guatemala. Is it enough to stop the U.S. from imposing tariffs on Monday? And the abortion debate in America is as divisive as ever, but are opinions shifting? A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows how Americans feel in light of new restrictive state laws on the procedure....

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
President Trump alluded to "something pretty dramatic" early Thursday, suggesting he still plans to impose new tariffs on Mexican imports by Monday. Who will actually feel the pain? And eight Americans captured in northern Syria, believed to be family members of ISIS fighters, are being repatriated to the U.S. Could all families who have lived under ISIS be returned to their home countries, too?...


Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Mexican diplomats head to the White House today to argue against new tariffs, and top Senate Republicans hope they succeed. President Donald Trump calls the possibility of Republicans blocking those tariffs "foolish." And newly-surfaced documents from a late Republican strategist are at the center of a court hearing today over allegations of bias in the 2020 census....

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
What's on the agenda for President Donald Trump's meeting with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, as demonstrators gather in several U.K. cities to protest the state visit? And what's ahead for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google as the federal government asks whether these tech companies have gotten too big and powerful?...

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
A woman who lost her best friend in a workplace shooting is calling for tighter security. What's next for her and survivors of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach? Also, President Trump insulted London's mayor on Twitter as he landed in the UK today. What kind of reception can he expect for his first state visit to the country?...


Friday, May 31, 2019
President Trump announces a 5% tax on all goods from Mexico — until Mexico stops people from illegally crossing into the U.S. Missouri may soon be without a clinic that provides abortions. Millions of children in West Africa almost lost access to a life-saving rotavirus vaccine. What happened to revive the supply?...

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller underscores Russia's attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, and that his investigation did not exonerate President Trump. Venezuela's opposition leader talks to NPR. And, the shifting reputation of the common weed killer, Roundup....


Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Missouri's last abortion provider could lose its license this week. Aging levees are all that protect some Oklahoma communities from rising waters in the Arkansas River as forecasters predict more rain. New election technology sparks security questions....

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Destructive tornadoes touched down in Ohio overnight. A lesson from a California wildfire: aid may need to come before a disaster strikes. And, four French ISIS fighters have been sentenced to death....

Monday, May 27, 2019
President Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea, trade, and more. Populist and nationalist parties make gains in Europe's parliament. And, Teva Pharmaceuticals agrees to settle an opioid case in Oklahoma....


Friday, May 24, 2019
Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package. And, a federal grand jury hit WikiLeaks' leader Julian Assange with new charges....

Thursday, May 23, 2019
President Trump's bipartisan infrastructure meeting escalates in blame-trading with Democrats. After 17 years in federal prison, John Walker Lindh is set to be released. He was captured in Afghanistan in 2001. The White House may blacklist a Chinese video surveillance company — is this the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war?...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. Viruses are genetically modified to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria....


Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A fifth migrant child dies in U.S. custody. The White House eases a ban on Chinese company Huawei, while Google restricts access to its operating system and apps. And the U.S. tracks deals with Iran after it reimposed secondary sanctions against the country....

Monday, May 20, 2019
The debate over abortion heats up ahead of the 2020 presidential election as more states pass restrictive laws and aim to get the issue to the Supreme Court. As the U.S. nears full employment, what does that mean for Americans' job prospects and paychecks? And, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has aired its final episode....

BONUS: The Murder Of The Rev. James Reeb
In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's White Lies....


Friday, May 17, 2019
A federal judge orders the government to release parts of the Mueller report that were previously redacted. President Trump calls for an overhaul of how the U.S. handles legal immigration. A rural Kansas town grapples with its hospital's closure....

Thursday, May 16, 2019
President Trump is set to unveil a new immigration plan. Tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Education Department has been blocking efforts to police the student loan industry....

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Alabama's Senate passes a controversial abortion bill. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. And, Facebook announces it is tightening rules around its livestreaming feature....


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The trade war between the U.S. and China escalates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Russia for the first time since becoming top diplomat — what will top the agenda between two increasingly divided countries?...

Monday, May 13, 2019
After the U.S. raised tariffs on China last week, Beijing vowed to retaliate — so far, it hasn't. As Congressional Democrats launch more investigations into President Trump, the White House has focused on one strategy: non-cooperation. And health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened and attacked....

Friday, May 10, 2019
Higher tariffs on Chinese imports go into effect as the U.S. and China continue to try and negotiate a trade deal. And, we'll hear from a Russian agent imprisoned in America. Also, Pope Francis has issued new rules requiring priests and nuns to report incidents of sexual abuse or cover-ups to church authorities....


Thursday, May 9, 2019
A House committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress. Where does that fight lead? And U.S.-China trade delegations to begin two days of talks amid new tensions between both sides. Also, the Department of Health says pharmaceutical firms must include a drug's wholesale price in TV ads....

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee moves forward with a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr. A year after the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Iran now says they will stop complying with some commitments of the deal. And, South African voters head to the polls....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The White House is fighting China in trade talks, but a new report found top advisers battled over whether to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. Also, a U.N. report warns that humans have put a million species at risk of extinction....


Monday, May 6, 2019
After an escalation of violence at the Israel-Gaza border that left casualties on both sides, tensions settle down. Trump threatens a tariff hike against China. And, two Democratic presidential contenders campaign in South Carolina....

Friday, May 3, 2019
Nancy Pelosi says Bill Barr committed a crime, accusing him of lying to congress. Can Democrats punish the Attorney General? The CEO of a major drug company has been convicted in a high-profile case linked to the opioid epidemic. The company bribed doctors to boost the sale of the drug fentanyl. Does this case set a precedent? And Syrian and Russian air strikes target one of the last rebel-held areas in Syria. The towns hit were supposedly demilitarized following an agreement between Russia and Turkey. So c...

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Attorney General William Barr has chosen not to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Could Democrats hold him in contempt? Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido, called for the largest march in the country's history yesterday. Fewer than expected showed and those that did were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. And the extradition hearing for Julian Assange begins today in London. He was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in a British prison for skipping bail. What are the chances he's br...


Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Democrats have even more questions when Attorney General William Barr comes to testify today. We now know Robert Mueller had written Barr, saying his summary of the special counsel's report was inadequate. In Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido wants people and the military to abandon the president. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is with him. So how much support does Maduro still have? And Iraqi and Afghan interpreters worked alongside American troops with a promise that they'd be granted visas to...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
President Trump likes infrastructure. So do Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The two sides meet today. Can they agree on a plan? Demonstrations in Sudan led to the ouster of Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power. But those who rallied aren't finished yet. Protesters are now trying to use that power to take the government out of military control but things are getting tense as negotiations stall. And for the first time in 200 years, the Emperor of Japan has decided to abdicate the throne. What does it mean f...

Monday, April 29, 2019
A day after a gunman attacked his synagogue, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein delivered a message of resilience. What more are we learning about the shooter's motives? Joe Biden certainly has name recognition. But does he have a plan to distinguish himself from the other 19 Democrats running for president? He'll make that case at his first campaign rally today in Pittsburgh. And Boeing's CEO will face shareholders today for the first time since the company's 737 MAX planes were grounded. What's the company doing to ...


Friday, April 26, 2019
China defends a global push to build infrastructure. The Chinese president promotes it. Think tanks explain it. Even college students are encouraged to study it. So why does it still make westerners suspicious? Is next year's election simply a referendum on President Trump? Some Midwestern voters have more than that on their minds. And who lives and who dies in Avengers: Endgame? We can't answer that without spoiling the movie but we can reflect on what Marvel films have meant to audiences. 22 of them in 1...

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Joe Biden's been indecisive about a presidential run. That indecision ended today. The former vice president became the 20th Democrat to declare. What's his pitch to a party with a diverse field to choose from? A surge in measles cases has led to extraordinary measures in New York City. The mayor declared a state of emergency this month. So why is the outbreak getting worse? And Russian president Vladimir Putin shook hands today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They pledged to boost ties between the tw...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sri Lanka's president admits that critical intelligence never reached the highest parts of government ahead of the Easter Sunday attacks. He's promising an overhaul. But what changes could prevent a similar attack? Robert Mueller wrote that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election in sweeping and systematic fashion. Presidential adviser Jared Kushner meanwhile is dismissing it as a couple of Facebook ads. How extensive was the Russian interference? And Kim Jong Un's armored train has arrived i...


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In Sri Lanka, survivors of those killed on Easter are not just dealing with grief. They're also dealing with the reality that there were warnings ahead of these attacks. Could the government have done more? Some Democrats are pushing for impeachment, saying that members of Congress should have to go on record about President Trump's behavior. Why are other Democrats urging caution? And the Supreme Court today considers whether it's constitutional for the census to ask if you're a citizen. The Trump administ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
Church leaders in Sri Lanka demand retribution after attacks on Easter Sunday left hundreds dead. Were there warning signs of the danger? President Trump's personal lawyer gives yet another take on the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016, claiming that there's nothing wrong with taking information from the Russians. House Democrats think otherwise and the Judiciary Chairman says at this point, he won't rule out impeachment. And on this Earth Day, a new NPR poll reveals that most Americans like the idea of ...

BONUS: DIY Mosul
Fed up with government inaction, young people start rebuilding Mosul on their own. But in post-ISIS Iraq, volunteering can quickly become an act of rebellion. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Rough Translation....


Friday, April 19, 2019
Robert Mueller's report did not indict the president but detailed efforts to derail an investigation. What do Democrats do as the president claims victory? And protesters finally forced Sudan's president from power last week. But their demonstrations haven't stopped. What do they want next?...

Key Findings And Analysis From The Mueller Report
The 448-page document, released today after a nearly two-year-long inquiry, says Mueller's investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian interference effort, which was described as "sweeping and systematic." The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what's in the report....

Thursday, April 18, 2019
We don't know what's in the Mueller report, but people already have opinions. What bothers Democrats about the timing of today's release? President Trump sounded optimistic even after his last meeting with Kim Jong Un broke down. So why is North Korea now testing new tactical weapons? And life after death? Scientists gathered pig brains from a slaughterhouse to see if they could be revived. It seemed to work. So what are the ethical implications?...


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Pledges of hundreds of millions of euros are rolling in to pay for the planned reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral. What are the biggest challenges when it comes to this rebuilding project? President Trump has proclaimed his distaste for the system that allows asylum seekers to claim the legal right to be in the United States. He objects that some are released as they await asylum hearings. Is it legal for the U.S. to keep them in detention instead? And the world's most populous Muslim country, Indon...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
It took generations to build the Notre Dame Cathedral. Yesterday its spire burned and fell within hours. How much of the building beneath that spire survived? Some 2020 democratic contenders are releasing their tax returns. How much money do candidates like Bernie Sanders have and how's it impact his critique of the wealthy? And public health officials warn of a significant rise in measles cases. What's driving the resurgence of a virus that seemed wiped out in the U.S. two decades ago?...

Monday, April 15, 2019
The leaders of so-called sanctuary cities are rebuking a proposal floated within the White House to drop off asylum seekers in their communities. What triggered the president to promote an idea lawyers rejected? The White House also generated news coverage by promoting a fight with a Minnesota member of Congress. Republicans highlighted Rep. Ilhan Omar's remarks about the aftermath of 9/11. How are Democrats defending her? And it's the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones. This is not a metaphor about t...


Friday, April 12, 2019
The president surprised many in 2016 by cracking the so-called blue wall, winning the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. How are 2020 Democrats planning to build that wall back up again? Three historically black churches burned in Louisiana over the course of 10 days. A 21-year-old man is now in custody, charged with arson. What impact is this having on the community? And Omar al-Bashir has ruled Sudan, often callously, for three decades. After months of protests, he's been ousted in a coup. Bu...

Breaking News Update: Julian Assange Arrested
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London Thursday, British police said, ending the long tenure of the anti-secrecy activist in Ecuador's embassy. The U.S. Justice Department announced they have charged him with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion and faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted....

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Attorney General makes a bold claim about the 2016 presidential election, saying that he believes spying did occur on the Trump campaign. William Barr says he now wants to investigate the origins of the special counsel. One of the biggest tabloid names, recently embroiled in controversy, is up for sale. The National Enquirer has been the subject of federal investigations connected to President Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Were the negative headlines too much for the purveyor of negative headlines? A...


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Presidential adviser, Stephen Miller, is known for his hard line on immigration. How big a role does he play in shaping President Trump's border policies? Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting to cling on to power in Israel. Both he and his rival claimed victory in yesterday's election. The question is, who can form a coalition government? And British Prime Minister Theresa May is headed back to the European continent once again today to ask for another short-term Brexit extension. What are her chances of succee...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security is facing a leadership void. With Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out, the number of Trump officials serving in an acting capacity grows. What are the consequences of temp help at the top? The United States has designated a branch of Iran's military as a terrorist organization. How's the government in Tehran responding? And thirteen wealthy parents agree to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Is there a broader reckoning afoot about class, privilege and who gets in...

Monday, April 8, 2019
It's not like the Secretary of Homeland Security hasn't been busy. So why is Kirstjen Nielsen resigning from the Trump administration and why now? Ahead of a big election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has touted Israel's right to self-defense. Can the prime minister galvanize his nationalist base and secure another term? And there are fears of an urban war in Libya's capital. A militia is advancing on Tripoli as the U.S. evacuates troops. What does this mean for a country that's been in chaos since the fall...


Friday, April 5, 2019
The family of an Ethiopian Air crash victim has filed a lawsuit. How much legal trouble does the aircraft maker face? Having backed away from his latest threat to close the border, President Trump shifts to threatening Mexico's auto industry. What's he willing to do to a Mexican industry so closely connected with companies in America? And what difference does almost half a billion dollars make? We may find out by the money's absence, as the U.S. cuts help to Central America....

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Investigators have released their findings on the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max plane crash. They say the crew followed all the manufacturer's instructions. So how much blame does Boeing bear? Did the attorney general fail to portray some of the key findings of the Mueller probe? Newspapers report that some on a special counsel's team think a summary omitted vital information. And ICE officials target a technology company in Texas. 280 suspected undocumented immigrants were arrested during a raid there yesterd...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Some migrants who overcrowded federal facilities on the southern border are simply released on the street. What drives families to make a dangerous journey? Chicago's newly elected mayor wants people born in poor neighborhoods not to become poor adults. What's Lori Lightfoot's plan for the Midwest metropolis? And Democratic presidential candidates are announcing early fundraising. Among others, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris raised millions. What's it mean that Pete Buttigieg has too?...


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
How did the Trump Administration respond to concerns over security clearances? A House committee cites a whistle-blower who says the White House overrode concerns dozens of times. She also says they found ways to humiliate her. President Trump is threatening to close down the border with Mexico, and businesses there are worried. We'll look at the potential economic impact at the border and beyond. And Turkey is helping the United States develop the most expensive fighter jet in history but it also wants to ...

Monday, April 1, 2019
Why cut off aid to Central American countries? President Trump explains that decision, claiming that the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are responsible for the increasing numbers of migrants fleeing north. Just as he considers running for president, Joe Biden faces criticism for his conduct around some women. How's the former Vice President answering? And we're one year out today from the 2020 census. Will or won't you be asked about your citizenship? That's in the hands of the U.S. Supr...

Friday, March 29th, 2019
President Trump is declaring victory. Yet a survey finds most Americans still have questions. What do we not yet know from the Mueller report that's not yet released? Some Venezuelans say they're ready to fight the government of Nicolas Maduro. They've fled the president whom the United States wants to replace. And today is a deadline for Britain's parliament. If they finally pass a Brexit plan, they get a short extension to prepare to leave the European Union. What happens if they fail?...


Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Something changed at the southern border this week. Agents stopped more migrants than they'd seen in years. How can authorities respond? British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to quit, if only lawmakers approve her Brexit deal. And judge overturned Medicaid laws in two states. Arkansas and Kentucky added work requirements for the poorest Americans to receive health insurance. What's the ruling mean for other states that want to do the same?...

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's focused on safety. So, why did the FAA let a type of Boeing plane keep flying after two crashes? Congress will be asking him today. In Chicago, prosecutors have dropped the charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of faking a hate crime. The mayor and police chief are both angry at the decision. Could this case make Chicago residents think twice before reporting hate crimes in the future? And the all-female staff of the Vatican's women'...

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Democrats have set a date. Congressional leaders wrote to the attorney general demanding to see all Robert Mueller's investigation materials by April 2nd. A rocket fired from Gaza slammed into a house north of Tel Aviv, and now Israel is striking back at Hamas. This is happening as Israel's prime minister visits Washington D.C. What's to blame for this new escalation? And a father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim has died from an apparent suicide. His death came days after two survivors of ...


Monday, March 25th, 2019
President Trump responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, claiming he's exonerated even though Mueller wrote that his report "does not exonerate" the president. Mueller left obstruction of justice an open question but found no evidence Trump or anyone from his campaign coordinated with Russia. But Democratic leaders in Congress say the report leaves more questions than answers. They want the Department of Justice to release the entire report to the public. But have Democrats determined to...

Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General
Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what we know and what happens next....

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
How much really changed when the president sent a tweet about Israel? He said it's time to recognize Israel's claim to land it seized from Syria. The rest of the world begs to differ, as it has for fifty-two years. A House committee says Jared Kushner uses a messaging app and private email to conduct official business. Haven't the president's supporters chanted that misusing email was a reason to lock someone up? And the European Union has extended the deadline for Britain to leave the EU. Will it be enough...


Thursday, March 21st, 2019
It took New Zealand less than a week since a mass shooting to plan for gun control. How are gun owners responding? John McCain - war hero and longtime senator - still seems to torment President Trump from the grave. Why does the president spend so much time insulting a man who died seven months ago? And how is the opioid crisis spreading? A drug epidemic that was seen affecting rural white communities spreads rapidly among African Americans and in cities....

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
President Trump has nominated a former Delta airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Can he navigate the FAA through the crisis after two Boeing airplane crashes? Also, West Virginia's attorney general is suing the state's Catholic diocese, claiming that the diocese and a former bishop knowingly hired pedophile priests. Why is the attorney general pursuing a civil case for criminal behavior? Plus, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox. How will this merger affect what we watch?...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Some New Zealanders are upset that their government is pushing for gun control following the massacre at two mosques last week. How does the debate in New Zealand resemble the one in America? Also, historic floods in the Midwest have killed three people and left thousands more stranded. What will evacuees need to recover? Plus, a House committee has received thousands of documents as part of an investigation into the president. Who is cooperating and who isn't?...


Monday, March 18, 2019
New Zealand's prime minister has vowed to tighten gun laws in response to the deadly attacks at two mosques last week. Will she face any opposition? Also, an investigation finds that the Federal Aviation Administration pushed Boeing to conduct some of its own safety assessments. What role could that have played in two recent plane crashes? Plus, epic floods across the Midwest have forced thousands to evacuate. Why are there floods when it's still winter?...

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand have left at least 49 people dead. Also, a judge has ruled that families of those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary can sue a gun manufacturer. And, which Republican senators broke with the president to vote against his national emergency declaration?...

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
The FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the U.S. as investigators probe the cause of the crash in Ethiopia. Also, new information suggests the special counsel's investigation is done. And, what's it like for a religious minority returning home after ISIS tried to exterminate them....


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Dozens of parents have been charged in college admissions scandal. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a moratorium on the death penalty. And, Australian Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two boys....

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
After the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the FAA says Boeing's 737 Max 8 is safe. Will former Vice President Joe Biden get into the Democratic race for president? And, why this is an important week for Britain and Brexit....

Monday, March 11th, 2019
An Ethiopian Airlines crash raises concerns about a Boeing airliner. The White House's proposed annual budget reflects the president's priorities. U.S. backed forces close in on the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria....


BONUS: American Shadows
Conspiracy theories in American politics go way back. How did they help create the United States, and how did they become the currency of political opportunists? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's history podcast, Throughline....

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to 47 months in prison. The house votes to condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Funerals begin for victims of a tornado in Alabama....

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces sentencing Thursday. Arizona Senator Martha McSally reveals she was raped while serving in the military. Minnesota's new congresswoman stirs controversy....


Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg won't run for president. California's attorney general declines to prosecute officers who killed an unarmed black man last year. And, the FDA approves a major new drug to treat depression....

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Rescue crews in Alabama search for survivors of the deadliest U.S. tornado since 2013. A new NPR investigation reveals inequities in the way federal disaster aid is disbursed. Canada's prime minister is embroiled in a scandal....

Monday, March 4th, 2019
Congressional probes into President Trump gather steam. In Sacramento, two officers who shot dead an unarmed black man won't face criminal charges. ISIS fighters attempt to defend their last pocket of territory....


Friday, March 1st, 2019
The testimony of Michael Cohen has prompted House Democrats to seek more interviews and hearings with associates of President Trump. What's next? And, we get the reaction overseas on the failed summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Also, what to expect in the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, premiering this weekend on HBO....

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ended without a deal. Also, we have analysis of Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee....

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, testifies in public before a congressional panel Wednesday. President Trump is in Vietnam for a second summit with North Korea's leader. Also, tensions escalate between India and Pakistan....


Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
The House is set to vote Tuesday to end President Trump's border wall emergency. It's Election Day in Chicago as voters there select a new mayor. Also, Walmart is changing the greeter position in a way some say will disproportionately affect workers with disabilities....

Monday, February 25th, 2019
We take a look at the latest on the situation in Venezuela as Vice President Pence is in Colombia to meet with Latin American leaders. Pope Francis calls for an "all-out battle" against clergy sex abuse. Also, Green Book wins the Oscar for best picture. What else happened at the host-less awards show?...

Friday, February 22, 2019
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has voted to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District amid many signs that the outcome was tainted. And, Chicago police say actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself. Also, a landmark summit in Rome aims to address sexual abuse in the Catholic Church....


Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Update: Since this podcast published, Jussie Smollett has been taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about being attacked on the street. A 24-year-old woman who fled America to join ISIS now wants to return, but the Trump administration says she has no right to return. Also, a Coast Guard lieutenant is charged with planning a massive domestic terrorist attack against Democrats and media personalities. And the latest in the Jussie Smollett case, who ha...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
The House Oversight Committee says the Trump administration sought to rush the transfer of American nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Also, why were five armed Americans arrested in Haiti amid violent protests there? And we go to a lab in Italy where scientists are experimenting with genetically modified mosquitoes to combat malaria....

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
President Trump continues his push for regime change in Venezuela. North Carolina election officials are looking into the outcome of the state's 9th Congressional District, which may involve fraud. Also, the latest from Syria....


Monday, February 18th, 2019
President Trump is likely facing several lawsuits against his national emergency declaration. What are they challenging? And former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe blasts the president in a new book and an interview with NPR. Also, the latest twist in the case of an alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollett....

Friday, February 15th, 2019
President Trump says he will sign a border funding compromise to avert a shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. Also, Amazon cancels plans for a New York headquarters....

Up First Special: One Year After The Parkland Shooting
One year after the shooting claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., many are still angry with Broward County Schools superintendent. Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Patrick Petty lost his sister in the attack, but he said his belief in the Second Amendment is stronger than ever....


Thursday, February 14th, 2019
A judge rules ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied in the Russia probe. And it's been a year since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. We check in on how the community has been healing. Also, a former Air Force counterintelligence officer is charged with giving secrets to Iran....

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
President Trump is not happy with a border security deal, but thinks a government shutdown is unlikely. Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" is convicted on all charges. What's the reaction in Mexico? And, many migrant children are sent to one massive Florida shelter — what's happening inside?...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Congressional negotiators say they've come to an "agreement in principle" on border security to avoid another government shutdown. And at his rally in El Paso, Texas, President Trump says he's building the wall regardless of what's in the deal. Also, we look at how a change in firearms policy at Dick's Sporting Goods following the Parkland school shooting has impacted the company....


Monday, February 11th, 2019
Under fire for different controversies, both Virginia's governor and lieutenant governor say they will not step down. And we check in on talks on a border security deal as President Trump heads to El Paso, Texas. Also, the latest from Venezuela's ongoing political crisis....

BONUS: How The CIA Overthrew Iran's Democracy In 4 Days
The United States and Iran have a long history of animosity, but when did this start? Much of it can be traced to four days in August 1953, when the U.S. overthrew Iran's democratically elected prime minister. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's new history podcast, Throughline....

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is accusing the National Enquirer's parent company of extortion. Also, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked implementation of a Louisiana abortion law and we look at the Democratic agenda in Congress....


Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils her environmental plan on Thursday. Multiple political scandals envelop Virginia. And, an update on the Camp Fire which destroyed the town of Paradise, Calif....

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Analysis from President Trump's first State of the Union address to a divided government. Investigators are taking a close look at the president's inauguration committee. Also, the Pope acknowledges the sexual abuse of Catholic nuns....

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
The White House says the president will deliver a unifying message in his State of the Union. Calls mount for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign. And Russia reacts to the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty....


Monday, February 4th, 2019
Virginia's governor is under fire for a racist photo. Jury deliberations get underway for drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. And Pope Francis is on a historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula....

Friday, February 1st, 2019
The Senate voted to rebuke President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan. New disclosures in a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma allege that the company's owners pushed to sell higher doses of the highly addictive drug OxyContin. And a new experiment in the U.S. is aimed at creating gene-edited human embryos....

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
The polar vortex is paralyzing the Midwest. At least eight people have died in the extreme cold. Facebook and Google are in hot water for paying users to download apps that monitor their phone usage. And the U.S. and China enter their final day in high-stakes trade talks....


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
A crucial round of trade talks with China kicks off. And lawmakers meet to negotiate border security — and avoid another shutdown. The power struggle in Venezuela intensifies and could turn violent....

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone will be arraigned in federal court today. Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei faces U.S. charges for stealing trade secrets, lying to banks and violating sanctions against Iran. And the U.S. has placed sanctions on Venezuelan oil to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step down....

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Congress and the White House have three weeks to come to an agreement about border security - or else the government could shut down again. Federal workers are bracing themselves for another furlough, even as they return to work today. And the prosecution rests its case in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman....


Friday, January 25th, 2019
President Trump says he'll consider a plan to temporarily fund the government — if he gets a down payment on a border wall. But Democrats stand their ground. And as the partial government shutdown continues, funding for government safety net programs for Americans in need is drying up....

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
President Trump postpones the State of the Union address until the government reopens. When will that day come? And what do voters in Ohio think about the prolonged shutdown? In Venezuela, two people are claiming to be president, and the international community is divided on who to recognize as the country's rightful leader....


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
The Los Angeles school strike is over and teachers return to the classroom after reaching an agreement with the LA school district. The Senate will vote on two dueling bills to fund the government — and neither is expected to pass. Meanwhile, FBI agents say they can't pay their bills or do their jobs due to the lack of funding....

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
The Senate will vote on a bill this week to fund the government through September — but with provisions for the border wall, Democrats have called it a non-starter. Meanwhile, a tenth of TSA workers called out sick over the weekend. Many have said they can't afford to get to work after working for a month without pay....

Monday, January 21st, 2019
President Trump offered an extension of temporary protections for DACA recipients in exchange for funding for the border wall. Democrats called it a "non-starter". What comes next? And a viral video captures a tense scene at the Lincoln Memorial between white high school students and a Native American demonstrator....


Friday, January 18th, 2019
The shutdown showdown between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intensifies. Meanwhile, a report from BuzzFeed News says Trump instructed his onetime lawyer to lie to Congress. And North Korea's top negotiator is in Washington, DC. Could there be a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump?...

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll results show President Trump losing support from key parts of his base. And a Chicago judge rules on whether three police officers covered up for their colleague in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald....

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in Parliament today, after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit plan. Meanwhile, federal employees in the U.S. search for temporary work to make ends meet as the partial government shutdown drags on....


Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is stripped of his House committee assignments for his comments on white nationalism and supremacy. And Attorney General nominee William Barr faces the Senate Judiciary Committee in his first day of confirmation hearings....

Monday, January 14th, 2019
New reporting suggests the FBI was concerned about Trump's behavior as early as 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May makes one last push to sell her Brexit plan — or, she warns, there will be no Brexit at all. And public school teachers in L.A. go on strike....

Friday, January 11th, 2019
The partial government shutdown is now tied for the longest in U.S. history, and President Trump appears closer to declaring a national emergency to fund a border wall. Also, the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is likely to be on the Secretary of State's agenda as a Middle East trip takes him to Saudi Arabia....


Thursday, January 10th, 2019
President Trump is taking his argument for a border wall to the border, while talks over funding the wall are stalled in D.C. What is his visit expected to accomplish? And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to give a speech in Egypt today against a backdrop of mixed messages on U.S. policy in the region....

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
In his prime-time appeal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the President said the new trade deal with Mexico would indirectly pay for it. Is that true? And there is fresh outcry over allegations of sexual assault against singer and producer R. Kelly following a new docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly."...

Friday, January 4th, 2019
The House passed a plan last night to re-open the government without funding the border wall. Meanwhile, more U.S. troops are expected at the border soon to build and upgrade border fencing. In the middle of this partial government shutdown, how is the Pentagon paying for this mission? Plus, why Israeli settlements in the West Bank have surged in recent years....


Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Democrats take control of the House today. Is President Trump's demand for border wall funding doomed? Also, how effective would a wall really be at keeping migrants out of the U.S.? Plus, new details about the American citizen detained in Russia. Are Russians setting the stage for a possible prisoner swap?...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Top congressional leaders gather at the White House today for a briefing on the border. Are they ready to start negotiating? Also, family members of an American citizen detained in Russia are speaking out. Is there any reason to believe the accusations of espionage? Plus, NASA completed a mission more than 4 billion miles away from Earth. Will their findings explain the origins of our solar system?...

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
President Trump says he will not back down on his demand for border wall funding. What kind of leverage do Democrats have in this standoff? Also, Russia has arrested an American citizen accusing him of espionage. Is this payback for a Russian operative recently convicted in the U.S.? Plus, will the U.S. and North Korea be able to keep the peace in 2019?...


Monday, December 31st, 2018
The partial government shutdown enters its second week. How do President Trump and Congress get out of this? Also, hundreds of migrants have been released from overcrowded detention centers. Who is taking them in? Plus, opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling presidential election results into question....

Friday, December 28th, 2018
Is there any sign the partial government shutdown will end soon? Also, are migrant detention centers struggling to keep up with President Trump's border crackdown? Plus, stock market swings have thrown investors into a tizzy. Can this market volatility hurt more than just investors?...

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
President Trump visited American troops in Iraq yesterday. He has decided to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan. Is Iraq next? Also, what are U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents doing to keep child migrants in detention centers safe? Plus, several dozen people have reportedly been killed in anti-government protests in Sudan. Is this the end for a strongman who has ruled Sudan for nearly three decades?...


Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Christmas Day. What happened? Also, are Democrats and President Trump any closer to striking a deal on border wall funding? Plus, Turkey's president has invited Trump to visit Turkey in 2019. What's really behind the invitation?...

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
The stock market is facing its worst December since the Great Depression. What triggered the plunge? And is the head of the Federal Reserve really to blame as President Trump claims? Also, why Israel wants to move up its elections....

Monday, December 24th, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are now working without pay. How long will this partial government shutdown last? And what caused a deadly tsunami in Indonesia, where hundreds are still missing? Also, how President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria is viewed inside Syria....


Friday, December 21st, 2018
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave the Trump administration in February. Congress still has time to avert a government shutdown. And, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is asked: Is ISIS defeated?...

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
President Trump says it's time for U.S. forces to leave Syria. Around 2,200 US troops have been fighting ISIS in Syria. And, another federal court decision blocks Trump's immigration crackdown....

December 19th, 2018
The Senate approves a bipartisan criminal justice bill. Hundreds of detained migrant children could be released before Christmas. And, open scientific collaboration may be helping North Korea evade nuclear sanctions....


Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is sentenced Tuesday. CBS denies ex-CEO Les Moonves $120 million in severance. And, regulators failed to stop an epidemic killing thousands of coal miners....

Monday, December 17th, 2018
More personnel moves at the White House, as a partial government shutdown looms. A federal judge's ruling threatens Obamacare. And, the latest in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein....

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Federal prosecutors investigate President Trump's inaugural committee. The U.S. military may be asked to build a border wall. And Puerto Rico's cockfighting industry faces a possible ban....


Thursday, December 13th, 2018
Two sources implicate the president in illegal campaign contributions. Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi gets support for House Speaker job. Government shelters near capacity with migrant children....

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence. President Trump threatens a shutdown if he doesn't get budget for a border wall. And Michael Flynn's lawyers ask for leniency....

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
As a partial government shutdown looms, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi meet the president to discuss border wall funding. Britain seeks changes to the Brexit deal. U.N. climate talks continue in Poland for a second week....


Monday, December 10th, 2018
Prosecutors say Michael Cohen gave illegal campaign contributions at the direction of the president. Yellow vest protests continue in France. And teachers get relief from unfair debts....

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Robert Mueller faces two deadlines regarding close former associates of President Trump. Trade tensions continue after the US requested the arrest of a Chinese tech exec. And France's yellow vest movement demands more concessions....

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Canadian authorities arrest the CFO of one of China's largest companies. The organization overseeing U.S. gymnastics files for bankruptcy. A Puerto Rico cemetery closed after Hurricane Maria hasn't reopened....


Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
The president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn should not get jail time, prosecutors say. President George H. W. Bush is mourned in Washington. And Les Moonves misled investigators, according to a CBS report....

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
Former President George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. In Alabama, an autopsy finds a black man killed by police last month was shot from behind as he fled. And, Ethiopians adjust to democratic changes....

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
George H.W. Bush negotiated NAFTA and believed in fair trade. The 41st president died Friday at age 94. What will his legacy on trade be? And delegates from nearly 200 countries meet for climate talks - in Poland's coal country....


Remembering The Life And Legacy of President George H.W. Bush
The patriarch of a political dynasty, Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son, George W. Bush, called him "one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation's history." The NPR Politics Podcast has this remembrance that looks at his impact on politics and the world....

Friday, November 30th, 2018
President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen entered a new guilty plea on Thursday. Leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico prepare to sign a deal to replace NAFTA at the G20 summit. And Mexico inaugurates a new president....

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Republican and Democrat Senators defied the President by moving forward a resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen. Also, Trump heads to the G20 in Buenos Aires amid questions over an escalating trade war with China and Russian aggression in the Black Sea. And three US service people die in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan — how does this war end?...


Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attorneys have been reportedly briefing Trump's legal team on Robert Mueller's investigation. Indonesian investigators reveal that Lion Air pilots struggled to overcome a faulty flight control system before their Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea. And the Chinese researcher who claims to have created the world's first gene-edited human babies faces scrutiny from his scientific peers - and from his government....

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
The special counsel's office says ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached a plea deal and should be sentenced. GM announces a major restructuring. French protests continue over a hike in fuel prices....

Friday, November 23, 2018
President Trump uses a teleconference with members of the military to tout his political successes. There will be an emergency EU summit Sunday to sign off on the withdrawal deal between the U.K. and the EU. And, let the holiday shopping begin!...


Thursday, November 22, 2018
Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts issues a rare rebuke to President Trump. A border patrol agent who killed a Mexican teenager was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter. Also, there's renewed attention on U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
President Trump says relations with Saudi Arabia will continue, despite the CIA saying it's likely the crown prince was involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And racial comments in a runoff election for a Senate seat in Mississippi took center stage in a candidate debate....

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Despite calls for change, Nancy Pelosi is confident she has the votes to be elected House speaker. China's Xi Jinping begins a state visit in the Philippines. Also, Airbnb says it will no longer post listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank....


Monday, November 19th, 2018
In northern California, the search continues for more victims of the Camp Fire. President Trump has visited some areas impacted by wildfires. And, Britain's prime minister begins a critical week of Brexit negotiations with the European Union....