President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration President Obama will address the nation tonight at 5pm from the White House to unveil executive actions on immigration. KCRW will carry live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.
Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.
Wrongfully Imprisoned North Carolina Men Receive Payout In North Carolina Wednesday, two half-brothers wrongfully imprisoned for more than 30 years for a murder they did not commit were awarded $750,000 each. They were released last year.
Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.
Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.
U.N. Presents Bleak Outlook In Latest Report On Gaza A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.
Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Baltimore Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Charges In Freddie Gray Case Baltimore's chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby scored a victory Wednesday at a pre-trial hearing for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was killed while in police custody.
Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.
Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Denounces Recent Attacks On Police Officers Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sworn in on the day of Baltimore unrest, again confronts tension between minority communities and police. Lynch condemns recent police killings and calls on everyone — law enforcement and civilians — to come together to stop a recent spate of violence.