NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Mashal Naseem, daughter of Tahir Naseem, a U.S. citizen killed in Pakistan for blasphemy, about her father's death and her plan to help others faced with similar charges.
The federal agency that naturalizes U.S. citizens is dealing with budget cuts, backlogs, and possible furloughs. People who won't become citizens before November won't be able to vote.
A flurry of executive actions from the president aim to provide pandemic relief to millions of cash-trapped Americans. But how effective will they be and how likely are they to face legal challenges?
Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with professor Andrew Rudalevige about the four coronavirus relief executive orders President Trump just signed.
Talks between top Congressional Democrats and White House officials have failed to reconcile the coronavirus relief bills of the House and the Senate.
Texas GOP lawmakers have sued Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, saying he's overstepped his authority during the pandemic. He's under fire for issuing a mask mandate and awarding a contact tracing deal.
Attorney General William Barr says he won't take any action to influence the presidential election, but looming in the background is a probe apparently focused on the Obama administration.
As pharmaceutical companies face a tsunami of lawsuits and criminal probes stemming from the opioid epidemic, they are accused of using the coronavirus crisis to rehabilitate their image.
The matter of masks on planes has led to some contentious moments — and serious consequences. Is it legal to ban a passenger from flying for violating a mask mandate?
Water is life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected. Legal scholar Kelsey Leonard says granting water bodies legal personhood can transform how we value this vital resource.
Sea level rise will displace millions by 2100 — and the Louisiana bayous, where Colette Pichon Battle lives, may disappear entirely. She describes how we can avert the worst when disaster strikes.
President Trump issues an executive order barring "any transaction" with TikTok's parent company, ByteDance Ltd. NPR's David Greene speaks with James Griffiths, author of The Great Firewall of China.
Congress is stalled in the latest round of stimulus talks, as they try to negotiate another round of pandemic relief payments. What are the economic consequences for Americans?
The unsealing follows a workplace raid last year, which led to the arrests of hundreds of suspected undocumented immigrants.