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.

School District Awaits Children of Polygamist Sect

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078101/90079848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

North Carolina Voters Assess Obama-Wright Flap

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078095/90078057" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Federal Reserve Trims Interest Rate Again

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078092/90078056" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

California Brothers Run Afghan TV Network

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078070/90078049" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Long-Delayed Dulles Rail Line Gets Go-Ahead

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078064/90078047" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Va. County Limits Plan for Immigration Checks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078061/90078046" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Obama Seeks to Put Wright Behind Him

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90078058/90078044" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Indiana Town: From Racist Past to Primary Present

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90074719/90074854" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Katrina Cottages' Wait to Become Homes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90037639/90078045" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Problems at Rev. Wright 's Church

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90067926/90067906" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90072102/90072093" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Houston Tops L.A. for Most Carbon Emissions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90060615/90060561" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript