Republicans plan an all-out assault on the new health-care reform law, which they see as the biggest symbol of over-reach by Democrats. President Obama's veto pen is the first defense.
Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff is the latest in a power surge of women in global leadership positions.
At least eight Republican women are newly elected to the House, and one to the Senate. Four GOP women won their governor's races. But the overall picture for women in Congress is less rosy.
Health-care reform is in the cross hairs of House Republicans, who are regaining control of the House. They vow to repeal or dismantle the legislation.
Clint McCance, a school board member in Arkansas, resigns after posting 'hateful' comments about gays on Facebook. But the episode speaks to a deeper clash over gay rights in the rural South.
Football fans go all out when it comes to supporting their teams. A fan of the Denver Broncos poses during tailgate festivities before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Invesco Field in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 24.
Medellín is seen as a success story of former President Álvaro Uribe, whose successor faces a crucial test amid the resurgence in drug war violence.
As NPR's Juan Williams learned when he was fired Thursday for comments that were taken to be anti-Muslim, the axe is swift to fall when media personalities speak out on controversial topics. Here is his story and those of five others recently ousted for voicing unpopular views.
Hillary Clinton is supportive of gay teenagers who are suffering from bullying in a YouTube video released on Tuesday. Secretary Clinton says she is grateful for the contributions gays, lesbians and transgenders make to the US State Department.