President Trump has announced a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy to declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Palestinians object that the city's status is the subject of negotiations and the U.S. is no longer a fit mediator.
President Trump's announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated a wide variety of reaction around the world. Michael Anton, senior national security adviser to President Trump, explains the White House rationale for making the decision.
Several Democratic senators have called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of the senators who says Franken should step down.
Democrats want a permanent legal fix to protect so-called DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country with their parents when they were young children. The Democrats want to resolve the issue as part of year-end negotiations over funding the federal government. President Trump pushed back on their demands Wednesday.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Ambassador Dennis Ross, a longtime U.S. diplomat, about the history of Jerusalem since partition and the implications of Wednesday's announcement by President Trump. Ross has a long history of involvement in seeking peace in the Mideast in both Republican and Democratic administrations.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ventura, Calif. Mayor Neal Andrews about the wildfire that has consumed more than 50,000 acres and thousands of homes. Andrews took office the evening the fire started.
The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed more than 1,200 percent this year. That's got people talking about the digital currency and wondering why it has climbed so high and whether its rise is a bubble which will burst.
Multiple wildfires are burning in Southern California. In Los Angeles, the hills around The Getty Center museum are on fire. A massive fire in Ventura County has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate as well. Accounts of the damage done and the effort to control the fires.
Atlanta's mayoral race is likely on its way to a recount. The tally separating the two candidates was fewer than 800 votes. The election has featured a lot of discussion about race. The candidate currently trailing, if elected, would be the first white mayor of Atlanta in decades.
The contemporary art market has become so expensive that only the wealthiest people can participate. For those who want to collect art but can't afford a famous artist's work, a less expensive alternative is collectible design which includes objects, furniture, ceramics, lighting and everyday items. This week, designers, galleries and collectors gather for Design Miami, the premiere international design fair.