Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.
He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.
During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.
When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.
The Washington Post has a new database tracking the mental health information of people shot by police in the line of duty. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Kimberly Kindy.
Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.
When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there's a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.
The power map inside Syria is being redrawn, and one resource that's affecting these internal borders is fuel and oil. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos.
Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.
Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.
In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.
They laughed, they jeered, and no one helped when she had to haul her belonging up a hill in New York. But in Ghana, people are more than eager to lend a hand.
From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.
The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.
Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.
André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.
The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.