The White House appointed Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney as interim director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the same time that Richard Cordray, its outgoing leader, said Leandra English would serve in the interim. So, who's in charge?
As the showdown over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Georgetown University law professor Adam Levitin about what the law says about the succession of bureau directors.
Last week Robby the Robot, the iconic Hollywood robot created for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, sold for more than $5 million. Robby was reportedly created for $125,000 and appeared in a number of projects after his debut role.
Michigan Democrat John Conyers announced over the weekend that he is stepping down from his position on the House Judiciary Committee. The Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Conyers, who is one of the longest serving members of Congress and was the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
Over the past year, Bitcoin's price has gone up more than 900 percent. It's a level of growth unheard of in traditional investing markets. Now, banks, governments, and everyday people are wondering if Bitcoin is the future of money, a giant bubble ready to pop or something in between.
At the Supreme Court on Monday, the Justices heard arguments in a patent case about whether a federal agency review process impermissibly wields judicial power. The system, created by Congress in 2011 as part of the America Invents Act, determines if a patent has been correctly granted if there is a dispute.
Kids born after 1995, also known as Generation Z, will make up 40 percent of consumers by 2020, and retailers are desperate for their attention. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Karl Haller, a partner with IBM's Global Consumer Industry team, about how much spending money is at stake and how other companies are competing with the tech giant.
President Trump and congressional leaders will meet on Tuesday to try and hammer out a deal to fund the government and work on end-of-year legislation. The president will also head to Capitol Hill to rally Republicans around a tax overhaul.
As part of its tax overhaul plan, the Senate is considering whether to allow oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Alaskans are weighing in on how they feel about this new movement in a decades long debate.
Prince Harry of Wales, the fifth in line to the British throne, has announced his engagement to American actress and model Meghan Markle. She may be best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the TV show Suits, but she's also a humanitarian.
Kenya's long drawn-out presidential election riled the half of the country that supported the opposition contender. But for those who supported the incumbent winner, including those who live in Kenya's tea-growing highlands, the election offers stability.
Down to only three players on the court, the University of Alabama men's basketball team came very close to pulling off the upset of a lifetime against Minnesota. Instead, the team will have to settle for one of the grittiest losing efforts ever.
Time Inc. announced on Sunday night that it had sold itself to the Meredith Corporation. It was in a deal backed by Charles G. and David H. Koch, the billionaire brothers known for using their wealth and political connections to advance conservative causes.