From descriptions calling him a “towering figure,” to plaudits saying he was a staunch defender of the Constitution, conservatives and liberals alike remembered Scalia.
The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spurred debate over whether President Obama should fill the vacancy, but the rest of the event devolved into fighting and character attacks.
The latest batch of the emails from Clinton’s controversial private server include 81 which had been redacted and upgraded to confidential classified status and three upgraded to secret status.
The Supreme Court justice’s death will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system. With the high court short-handed, here’s the political turmoil to expect from the attempts to replace him.
NPR’s Nina Totenberg speaks to the lasting legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia
Senior Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon at a West Texas ranch. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free-Press.
Talks on the brutal Syrian conflict have ended in Munich with the West and Russia far apart. Russia, whose planes are carrying out deadly bombing raids, seems to hold the cards.
Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.
The al-Qaida-linked militant group says it was responsible for the Feb. 2 bombing of a jet. The bomber was the only casualty of the attack; despite a hole in its fuselage, the plane landed safely.
Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
Embedding musicians in a low-income elementary school has brought gains in math and reading. But is this a boutique approach, or could it be scaled?
“You can have a really good time in the Peace Corps when you’re old,” says Alice Carter, who at age 87 is the oldest volunteer in the Peace Corps.
The California Air Resources Board was recording with an infrared camera as the methane leak on the outskirts of LA was finally controlled Thursday. The leak still needs to be permanently capped.
On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease’s spread.
The NBA’s All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL.