"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
—Ronald Wilson Reagan (b. 1911) 40th US President, Republican
- Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty Tue, 26 May 2015 19:44:00 -0400
- The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.
- Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court Tue, 26 May 2015 18:51:00 -0400
- Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.
- IRS Reports Theft Of More Than 100,000 Taxpayers' Information Tue, 26 May 2015 17:53:00 -0400
- The IRS reports the theft of tax information through online fraud. The agency says it will give the 100,000 taxpayers affected free credit monitoring services.
- Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods Tue, 26 May 2015 17:53:00 -0400
- In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.
- Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says Tue, 26 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
- The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.
- Before Cleveland, About 30 Police Departments Entered DOJ Agreements Tue, 26 May 2015 17:27:05 -0400
- NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, about the history of Justice Department involvement in reforming local police departments.
- As The NBA Conference Finals Wind Down, LeBron James Remains Dominant Tue, 26 May 2015 17:27:05 -0400
- NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ESPN's Amin Elhassan about the NBA Conference Finals. The Houston Rockets are down 3-0, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are one game away from sweeping the Atlanta Hawks.
- Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions Tue, 26 May 2015 17:27:00 -0400
- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against a request by the Obama Administration to resume applications for temporary deportation relief for an estimated 4.7 million immigrants.
- How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever? Tue, 26 May 2015 17:27:00 -0400
- The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.
- Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Begins In Iran Tue, 26 May 2015 16:45:00 -0400
- NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Douglas Jehl, the foreign editor of the Washington Post, about the closed trial, which began Tuesday in Iran.
- What Will The Next President Face On #Day1? Tue, 26 May 2015 16:35:00 -0400
- This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.
- NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background Tue, 26 May 2015 16:27:00 -0400
- NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.
- Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer Tue, 26 May 2015 16:24:00 -0400
- Ive was previously senior vice president of design at Apple and has played a large part in designing products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.
- Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior Tue, 26 May 2015 16:23:00 -0400
- Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.
- U.S., Turkey Divided On Support For Rebel Forces In Syria Tue, 26 May 2015 16:22:00 -0400
- The U.S. still isn't quite on the same page with its close ally, Turkey, on who to back in the Syrian civil war — moderates or Islamists.