Immigration is at the center of negotiations to keep the government open past Jan. 19. President Trump says he wants funding for a border wall in exchange for protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations about his column for Foreign Policy, in which he credits learning about his white male privilege to the election of Donald Trump.
One of the newest members of the U.S. Senate is Tina Smith, a low-profile Democrat from Minnesota. The state's lieutenant governor is stepping into the seat previously occupied by Al Franken, who resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct.
A federal judge in Detroit has ordered bond hearings for hundreds of Iraqis detained by the Department of Homeland Security while they fight deportation. The decision says holding people who don't pose a serious flight risk is unconstitutional.
William Eggleston made the art world take color photography seriously. He started taking pictures when he was a kid, around the same time he started playing piano. Now, 78, he's released his first album.
In the last day, President Trump has tweeted about Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinians, Iran, and perhaps most provocatively — North Korea. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the repercussions about the president's Twitter diplomacy.
One deduction targeted by the new tax bill was the ability for taxpayers to deduct taxes paid to their states and localities from their federal tax bills. Now, states like California are looking for ways to ease that loss for their residents.
The co-founders of research firm Fusion GPS wrote an op-ed in The New York Times arguing their research into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials has been mischaracterized by members in Congress. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House's Select Committee on Intelligence.
Rick Hall dedicated his life to putting Muscle Shoals, Ala., on the musical map, and he succeeded. Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and others recorded hit songs there, thanks to Hall's work. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.
President Trump has said that former chief strategist Steve Bannon "lost his mind" after leaving the White House. Trump's scathing words come after Bannon is quoted slamming the president and his family in a new book, Fire and Fury.
Lebanese twins Omar and Mohamed Kabbani painted "salam" — the Arabic word for peace — in bright green across 82 rooftops in the northern city of Tripoli. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Omar about the ambitious art project that can only be seen from the sky.
Bitter cold temperatures are breaking records across the Midwest this week. In central Illinois, the temperature is below zero and that's before the wind chill. There people who have no choice but to work outdoors look for creative ways to try to minimize the suffering.