Admirers and detractors paid their respects at the foot of the Supreme Court steps in Washington. They left flowers and candles and one left a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
He was one of six Catholics on the court and the most outspoken about his faith. But he said “the only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment, ‘Thou Shalt Not Lie.'”
The pope called out “a society of the few and for the few” during an open-air mass in the impoverished and violent Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday.
Turkey is shelling Kurdish forces in Syria. Russia is waging air strikes to bolster an advance by Bashar Assad’s government. Prospects for a truce aren’t looking good.
Republicans are adamant they will stop anyone President Obama names to replace for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. It’s possible Obama’s nominee would face the longest wait in history for a vote.
Any pick by President Obama is sure to touch off a tough confirmation fight. But who will be at the center of the fray? Here are a few likely candidates.
Frustrated aid workers can find laughter and solace in Jaded Aid, which pokes fun at the bureaucratic business of global development.
OK Go is masterful at coming up with creative, complex music videos. They filmed their newest video in zero gravity. Rachel Martin talks with the band’s Damian Kulash and his sister, Trish Sie.
The State Department sponsored a contest to find the best ways to combat ISIS propaganda online. A group of cadets from West Point got second prize. Rachel Martin speaks with team member CJ Drew.
Rachel Martin pauses to note a story from a New Jersey swim meet. It’s about good sportsmanship and losing gracefully.
Republicans let loose on each other in last night’s South Carolina debate. Rachel Martin asks NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson about it.
A hairstyle set off a firestorm at a recent Arizona high school basketball game. The referee told Flagstaff’s Lady Eagles they couldn’t wear traditional Navajo buns. KJZZ’s Laurel Morales reports.
Because it’s a presidential election year, should President Obama not nominate a new Supreme Court justice? Rachel Martin and NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson discuss.
Justice Antonin Scalia served on the Supreme Court for decades. Rachel Martin talks with two of his former legal clerks — one from his early years on the Court and one from the middle of his career.
Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton tout their support among African-Americans. Rachel Martin speaks with NPR’s Sam Sanders about who might have the leg up in the upcoming South Carolina primary.