Washington could be headed for another government shutdown. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's senior political editor Ron Elving whether there are any lessons to be learned from previous shutdowns.
Very few insurers around the country are offering top-of-the-line platinum insurance plans. Policymakers predicted less expensive but more restrictive bronze and silver plans would prove more popular than high-end options, and it looks like insurance companies think so, too.
A Senate bill to keep the federal government open for six weeks is expected to pass and move to the House, where GOP lawmakers insist they will insert deal-breaking language to defund Obamacare.
In 1995 and 1996, the federal government was shuttered due to a budget impasse. Sound familiar? We peeked into the past to see what the shutdown looked like back then.
The greatest closer in baseball history threw his last pitch at Yankee Stadium Thursday night. Rivera, who's heading off to retirement, shed some tears as his teammates and a sell-out crowd cheered.
By 2015, Facebook and other social networking sites will have to allow California minors to delete embarrassing posts. But the law is riddled with loopholes, and teens won't be protected any more than they already are.
As they resume their investigation into allegations about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, U.N. experts are looking into at least three incidents for which President Bashar Assad's aides have said the rebels were responsible. The inspectors are not expected to assign blame.
A political journalist tells congressional Republicans to pull the trigger on a government shutdown and debt default... Speaker Boehner's attempt to placate his House GOP caucus' hardliners fails ... Someone goes cute and furry to sell Obamacare.
A small box found near Mont Blanc contained rubies, sapphires and emeralds thought to be worth more than $330,000. Authorities suspect they had been on board one of two Indian passenger planes that crashed in the area — one in 1950; one in 1966. The climber who found the treasure turned it in.
How did the creators of Breaking Bad get millions of fans to stick by a meth-cooking drug lord season after season? The crafty use of an old editing technique in the pilot let us see the world through Walt's eyes, a film psychologist says, making it easier to excuse his immoral choices later on.
Microsoft's co-founder wishes Windows PCs had been given one start-up key instead of the famous three-key combination. But fans are both nostalgic about what was required and say it helped protect their PCs from some problems.
A study by an international panel of scientists shows that the researchers are confident about the links between human activity, global warming and climate change.
Over the course of its existence, BlackBerry sold smartphones to more than 200 million people. It became ubiquitous in places like Indonesia but it began with an invasion of Wall Street and Washington.
People tend to throw whole pieces of paper in the recycling bin — and fragments of paper in the trash. Research on the trend finds that we may be acting on unconscious prejudice about what is worth recycling.
Leading Texas politicians have resisted the federal health care law. But in Houston, community groups and public health agencies are trying to educate the city's 800,000 uninsured residents about new coverage options.
Josh Lampert's parents helped him through a rough period and, in his opinion, saved his life. "You do that for your kids," says his father, Chuck.
Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. But less than a week after getting their iPads, hundreds of students had found a way to bypass software blocks meant to limit what websites the students can use.
It's been a big week for Texas politicians making national news by talking. And talking. First it was Sen. Ted Cruz, and his 21-hour filibuster-like smackdown of Obamacare. Now Wendy Davis is reportedly running for Texas governor. She, of course, is the state lawmaker who made national news with the filibuster of an abortion bill.
His song, "The Police Are Dogs," has gotten him in trouble in the past. He says he is simply criticizing the government, while Tunisia accuses him of undermining morals.
At a time when politicians look "pathologically incapable," voters are willing to give people long absent from office another try. If things were better on their watch, why not bring them back for an encore?