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Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Obama, Hollande Vow To Expand Attacks Against ISIS

French President Francois Hollande met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Canada Releases Details Of Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

The Canadian government released details Tuesday of its ambitious plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The first refugees are to arrive next week.

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton Urges Importance Of Engagement In ISIS Fight

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lee Hamilton, the former congressman from Indiana, who has won the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. He says diplomacy should come before force in the fight against ISIS.

It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

Obama To Host French President At The White House

The meeting with Francois Hollande is described as a show of solidarity in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, and a chance to forge closer cooperation in the fight against ISIS.

Trump Reasserts Claim That 'Thousands' Of N.J. Muslims Cheered After Sept. 11

Monday's rally in Ohio followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and a string of controversial remarks that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had made regarding Muslims in America.

California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

Utah's First Openly Gay Mayor-Elect Hopes To Build Bridges With LDS Church

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jackie Biskupski, mayor-elect of Salt Lake City. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city, and one of the first openly gay politicians in the state of Utah.

British Prime Minister Urges Parliament To Approve Airstrikes In Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron is making a second attempt to persuade parliament to allow the Royal Air Force to take part in attacks on ISIS in Syria.

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