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NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Moscow bureau chief Andrew Roth about the Russian presidential election and how recent diplomatic blows with the U.K. and the U.S. play into the campaign.
U.S. citizens continue to be targeted by Russian operatives online. Ajah Hales was contacted by a Facebook page that promised to promote black-owned businesses like hers. She talks with Scott Simon.
The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption.
Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the latest in college basketball.
Conor Lamb, a centrist Democrat, is the apparent victor in this week's Pennsylvania congressional election — a big win for Democrats going into the midterms. But can their strategy survive long term?
How was a nerve agent of a group called Novichok manufactured and sent into the U.K. to poison a former Russian spy? Richard Guthrie, a U.K.-based chemical weapons expert, talks with Scott Simon.
We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.
If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou.
The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.
Pakistan's government is building a much-needed 16-mile metro across Lahore to ease traffic. But it passes a little too close for comfort to many of the city's historic buildings.
Oklahoma has switched to nitrogen as its primary execution method. But first, as Fordham University law professor Deborah Denno tells Scott Simon, they must figure out how to use it.
Oregon passed the first gun restrictions after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Lawmakers in Salem said it was a tough vote — and one that has stuck with them.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.
Mike Pompeo is moving from the CIA to become secretary of state. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pompeo's former staffer Jim Richardson about his old boss and how Pompeo may lead the State Department.
Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.
Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson were fired, new sanctions were announced on Russia, and the Russia investigation continued.
NPR's Don Gonyea declares the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski a cinematic masterpiece in this week's essay. It really ties the whole show together.
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Jesse Ball's latest novel pairs a terminally ill man and his adult son, who has Down syndrome, in a mysterious hunt for information. Also, tattoos — they give out a lot of tattoos.
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President Trump has agreed to direct talks with North Korea. Daniel Russel, a former diplomat who negotiated with North Korea for the Obama administration, talks with NPR's Don Gonyea.
Carey says that as an Australian writer, he "couldn't not write" about Australia's mistreatment of its Aboriginal people. "This is the fundamental, bloody circumstance of my country," he says.
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