Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.
The Trump administration asked, and the Supreme Court allowed, for a suspension to a lower court order that extends the census schedule. The move sharpens the threat of an incomplete count.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett fielded questions from senators on Tuesday on the second day of her confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with actor Sunita Mani about diversity in Hollywood and her role in the new film Save Yourselves!.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court.
The shutdown of an auto plant in northeast Ohio in 2019 looms large in the presidential race. Ohio is a state that Trump won easily in 2016, but it is in toss-up territory now.
NPR offers highlights from inside the room during the confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. movie theaters are struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. But overseas, the film industry is recovering more quickly.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Don Hankins, a fire expert at California State University, Chico, about how Native Americans' "cultural burning" could be folded into the state's fire management plans.
Front-line workers at grocery and retail stores have been flocking to a nonprofit site, Coworker.org, to make demands such as better pay and better schedules — with a fair degree of success.
With hundreds of thousands of North Carolina absentee ballots in the mail, Democrats and Republicans there are still fighting over the rules on how to fill out and when to submit those ballots.
Abortion has been an important topic in most recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Like many nominees before her, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was coy about her views on abortion rights.
Pope Francis faces a scandal as he tries to sort out the Vatican's finances. This month, he appeared publicly with European financial inspectors to reassure them that he's cleaning house.
The development of a coronavirus vaccine is nearing the finish, but there have been stumbles. NPR discusses the pause in Johnson & Johnson's trial and the testing stages of other vaccines.
Donald Pellmann, who set five Senior Olympics records at the age of 100, died this week at age 105.
On the second day of confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced questions on her judicial philosophy. But she cited precedent that she could not answer how she might rule on future cases.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Hector Barajas, spokesman for the California Republican Party, about why the party won't comply with orders to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes around the state.
The victims of recent fighting in Helmand include a pregnant woman struck by a stray bullet. Peace talks continue, but the Taliban argue that an Afghan cease-fire should come as the talks conclude.
The CNN host and author says COVID-19 has widened the inequality gap. "The most important piece of what the federal government can do is to stabilize these people's lives with direct aid," he says.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun its second day of hearings on President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
NPR's Noel King talks to Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
When the pandemic hit, mental health professionals predicted lockdowns and social distancing would result in a wave of loneliness. But researchers who study loneliness say that hasn't happened.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii about the Supreme Court confirmation hearing process of President Trump's nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Peru granted Jesse Takayama special permission to enter the world heritage site. He's been waiting since March to visit the site. He's been trapped in Peru because of pandemic travel restrictions.
A second-grade class in Minnesota launched the toy-like boat decades ago. A message on the boat read: "I am traveling to the ocean. Please put me back in the water." The couple did just that.
Day 2 of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. California officials tell state GOP to stop distributing ballot drop boxes. And, October student totals will determine school funding.
Ric Burns' PBS film Driving While Black argues many pivotal moments in U.S. history, from the Civil War to the Great Migration, are rooted in efforts to control Black people's mobility.
President Trump was back on the trail Monday night, a week after leaving the hospital for COVID-19. Former Vice President Joe Biden stumped in Ohio, as the two campaigns go flat out before Nov. 3.
Morgan is remembered as one of the league's greatest second baseman. He was a spark plug in the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati team that dominated the 1970s and won two championships.
Voters and politicians alike will be clamoring for quick results on Nov. 3. But in some swing states, where law prevents early absentee ballot processing, that won't be possible.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday continues Judge Amy Coney Barrett's hearing. During the first day, Republicans swatted down complaints from Democrats that it's an illegitimate process.
Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia at age 15, is a step closer to becoming a saint. He was beatified on Saturday, making him the first millennial to be put on the path to Catholic sainthood.