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.

L.A.'s Villaraigosa Becomes New Mayor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726816/4726817" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Town Ponders Bush, and Support for Iraq

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726813/4726814" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Scoring the War in Iraq: Who's Winning?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726795/4726796" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

O'Connor Steps Down from the Bench

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726789/4726790" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Boston Catholics Protest Shutdowns of 7 Parishes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726263/4726264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

White Teen Charged with Hate Crime Beating in NYC

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726257/4726258" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Washington Reacts to O'Connor Resignation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726248/4726249" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Two Views of O'Connor's Resignation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4726245/4726246" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Homeowners Vow to Fight Eminent Domain Ruling

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4725971/4725972" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Seeks to Close Gap in Spending on Veterans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4725842/4725843" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Villaraigosa Brings L.A.'s Latino Heritage Full Circle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4725839/4725840" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Budget Clash Closes Down Minnesota Government

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4725836/4725837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Florida Extends 'Speedy Trial' Rights to Victims, State

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4725815/4725816" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript