U.S. News and National Top Stories NPR coverage of national news, U.S. politics, elections, business, arts, culture, health and science, and technology. Subscribe to the NPR Nation RSS feed.

Few Families File with Sept. 11 Compensation Fund

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1417016/1417017" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Illinois School Cuts Principal's Position to Save Costs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1416709/1416710" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Decline in Male Teachers Worries Educators

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1416553/1416554" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Massachusetts Mayor Tests FDA over Canadian Drugs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1416125/1416126" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

California Passes Sweeping Domestic Partner Law

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1415695/1415696" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

S. Dakota Congressman Charged with Manslaughter

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1415689/1415690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sept. 11 Transcripts Tell a Disturbing Story

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414979/1414980" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Schwarzenegger Takes Campaign on the Road

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414967/1414968" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Good Timing Aided Bustamante's Rise

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414965/1414966" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Radio History: March On Washington Recalled

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414581/1414582" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Transcripts of Sept. 11 Calls Released

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414575/1414576" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lawsuit Challenges Military Rule on Gays

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1414573/1414574" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">