In his first few weeks as mayor, Emanuel has taken hundreds of Chicago police off desk jobs and put them on the streets in the city's highest crime neighborhoods. He has also taken steps to lengthen the school day and year for public school...
House Speaker John Boehner is joining President Obama for 18 holes on Saturday in a much anticipated "golf summit." Horse racing may be the "sport of kings," but when it comes to U.S. presidents, they prefer to tee off.
This week some of the nation's biggest power tool companies sent their executives to Washington. They came to argue against tougher safety mandates for so-called table saws the saws with large open spinning blades. NPR's Chris Arnold has...
On this week's podcast, you'll hear about the recent ban of flavored milk from school lunches in Los Angeles and the changes coming to the labels of sunscreens next summer.
Congress has not formally authorized military operations in Libya, and the White House contends there's no need to do so. Is Obama in violation of the War Powers Resolution? It may depend on what constitutes being at war.
The Army Corps of Engineers is taking unprecedented measures to keep the Missouri River under control. It's hard enough to choose who gets wet and who stays dry, yet harder still, some say, are bureaucratic rules that require the Corps to...
In 2000, four American rock climbers were captured by militant rebels in the Karasu Valley of southeastern Kyrgyzstan. After six days, that included a firefight with the Kyrgyz army, the climbers escaped. Now one of the climbers, photographer John...
This month, 99-year-old Leo Plass became the oldest American to get a college diploma, graduating from Eastern Oregon University more than eight decades after he first enrolled.
The value of a college degree has been hitting a nerve lately. It isn't a new trend: There's a spike in this type of story during economic downturns. But even in our current economic recession, experts say graduates are still less likely...
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. He said he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.