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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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Musicians from NPR's public radio artist incubator series Slingshot are making their way to SXSW this year. Keep an eye out in Austin for these three Slingshot artists.
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We have an update on the Paralympics now underway in South Korea, plus Tiger Woods and college basketball.
The U.S. Paralympic wheelchair curling team says the sport changed its members lives. Before they left for South Korea, two U.S. team members shared their sport with paralyzed veterans.
After West Virginia reached a deal to end a teacher strike, Oklahoma teachers may strike next. NPR's Don Gonyea talks to Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.
Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol has been studying a grassroots movement that could re-energize Democrats: mostly middle-aged, college-educated white women. She talks with Don Gonyea.
Some steelworkers are rejoicing over the new tariffs on imported steel. We go to Granite City, Ill., where 500 workers who have been laid off for more than two years are going back to work.
There is a new sport growing in popularity: ax throwing. Just grab yourself an oversized dart board and hatchet.
President Trump is hosting the leaders of three Baltic states next month. Latvia's Foreign Minister says the meeting is an important message to Russia.