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.

A crop of candidates are insisting they won their elections, despite not being close

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051844/1109051847" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A march protesting the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 in Portland, Ore. Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images

Post-Roe, a look at how old and new protest music reflects political moments

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051853/1109051871" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The U.S. Marshals Service said that Kaitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), who is suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin, Texas, home, has been arrested in Costa Rica. U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File

Where abortion is banned, someone's phone activity could be used as criminal evidence

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051837/1109051838" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The effect the Supreme Court's climate decision may have

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107260645/1109051937" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

41% of adults in the U.S. have medical debt. Here are some ways to try to avoid it

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051830/1109051831" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as associate justice on the Supreme Court

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051823/1109051824" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Immigration advocates are cheering the Supreme Court's decision on 'Remain in Mexico'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051809/1109051810" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was more than a basketball coach for former players

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051154/1109051919" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supreme Court allows Biden administration to roll back 'Remain In Mexico' policy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1109051816/1109051817" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Map: NPR tracked four key influencers who appeared at least 308 events in 45 states and the District of Columbia, often with elected officials, candidates, and grassroots organizations. Nick McMillan/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Nick McMillan/NPR

Election deniers have taken their fraud theories on tour — to nearly every state

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1107868327/1109051907" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A sign marks the facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. on May 5. A group of senators are asking the DOJ why the agency has failed to file reports on the federal government's compliance with website accessibility standards. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Semansky/AP

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, says Cassidy Hutchinson showed great patriotism when she testified about inner workings of the White House that day. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Win McNamee/Getty Images