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Faced with a long ballot on Tuesday, Texas Democrats chose a complete unknown with an agreeable name as their favorite in a down-ballot statewide race.
Eight Democrats joined Republicans in voting against Debo Adegbile, who was appointed to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
The Food and Drug Administration is still figuring out what to do about electronic cigarettes. But to reduce the odds kids will get hooked on nicotine, some cities are moving to restrict them.
Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
The President's new budget proposes cutting the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments weighs in.
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.
Under the president's plan, wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. Republicans, on the other hand, prefer a different approach.
The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.
Steve Inskeep has begun a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. NPR reporters are also pursuing stories of people, goods and culture crossing the border.
Dr. Sherwin Nuland was a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called How We Die. He died of prostate cancer on Monday at his home in Connecticut.
Republicans picked State Attorney General Greg Abbott in the fight to succeed Gov. Rick Perry. Rising Democratic star Wendy Davis coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night.
Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistleblower law protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors, like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.
College Station, Texas, is losing "countless companies" to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.
George P. Bush is expected to win Tuesday's GOP primary for land commissioner. Ben Phillpott of KUT brings the story of the young Bush's low-key campaign and outreach to Hispanic voters.
Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade say they won't be allowing a gay rights group to join their parade. But Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says he'll keep fighting for LGBT inclusion.
In Chicago, a boycott has begun to protest the extent of standardized testing. Parents and teachers are saying that a recent test is useless, so hundreds are opting out or refusing to administer it.
Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the largest Latino advocacy group in the U.S., explains her criticism of the Obama administration's policy on deportations and border security.
With Russian troops in Ukraine, the West is considering sanctions to get Russia's attention. While the U.S. and Europe have some economic leverage, it's unclear there's enough to make a difference.