Opponents of a new California law that aims to accommodate transgender students say they've gathered enough signatures to challenge it on next year's ballot. In August, Governor Jerry Brown signed the law requiring schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and join the sports teams that match their gender identity.
Missing the Christmas spirit? David Greene and Linda Wertheimer report Dial-a-Carol may help you get into the holiday mood.
Federal Reserve officials end a two-day meeting on Wednesday amid signs that the U.S. economy is slowly mending. Host talks to David Wessel, economics editor of "The Wall Street Journal," about the Fed's last meeting of the year.
Law schools are seeing their lowest enrollment numbers of first-year students since the 1970s. It's partly due to the recent recession and partly due to the high cost of law school, according to the president of the American Bar Association.
Many observers say increasing partisanship in America is the result of gerrymandered districts, which allow partisan voters to determine candidates for Congress. A new analysis tests this theory.
Linda Wertheimer talks to reporter Andrew Green in Juba about the fighting in South Sudan.
A school board in Jacksonville, Florida, has decided that one of its schools should no longer be named after Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest. He was also a general in the Civil War. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School received its name in the 1950s, and for decades the decision has been debated.
As pro-Europe protests continue in Ukraine, the country's president signs a deal getting billions of dollars worth of loans and gas discounts from Russia. It's the latest move in a tug-of-war over whether that brawny country will align itself economically with Europe or Russia.
In the Senate, partisan bickering was put on hold for a brief time as the senators held a holiday gift exchange Tuesday night. The idea for the Senate Secret Santa gift exchange came from Minnesota Democrat Al Franken.
CBS is once again facing criticism over a story aired on "60 Minutes" — this one about the National Security Agency. This new controversy over the show's journalism comes on the heels of a false story the show aired on the attacks against the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya.
David Greene and Linda Wertheimer report on retail workers who are subject to holiday music for hours on end.
The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs aren't scheduled to play each other during this NFL season — unless both happen to make it to the Super Bowl. But the two cities are in competition with each other over the title of having the world's loudest outdoor stadium.
The federal government's health care website seems to be working much more smoothly. But many people still have questions about the Affordable Care Act. David Greene reports on where they can go for answers: NPR.org/aca.
Leaders of some of this country's largest technology companies were at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. While the administration said the meeting would touch on a range of topics, including issues with the health care website, many of the tech executives had another matter on their minds: the National Security Agency.
For the 29th straight year, Michael Gray, 34, and his younger brother Martin, 29, posed together with Santa. They say it makes their mom happy. She keeps a book of the photos at home.
The Seahawks 23-0 victory over the New York Giants is great news for Seattle. Except for the folks at Jet Chevrolet. The Seattle-area dealership pledged to give 12 people $35,000 apiece if the Seahawks shut out the Giants. The car guys never expected to pay up — but just in case, they insured the bet.
Legendary piano maker Steinway has a new owner, hedge fund billionaire John Paulson. Throughout its history, the company built a great piano as well as a powerful brand associated with some of the greatest names in modern classical music and beyond.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first federal law to ban immigration to the U.S. based on nationality. It prevented Chinese laborers and their families from entering the country. It also gave rise to fake documents. The law was repealed in 1943. But 70 years later, many Chinese-American families are still piecing together the true identities of their ancestors.
Before the end of the year, the federal government will select six states where drone makers can test how to safely integrate the technology into commercial airspace. Nevada is vying for one of the spots. The FAA stamp of approval could lure big industry to high-end test sites. But smaller drone developers, who're focused on non-military applications, also see enormous opportunities.