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After the stunning news that President Trump's former lawyer pleaded guilty, Republican lawmakers downplayed the news and Democrats waved off renewed calls for impeachment.
Many clocks sync with a government radio station that's been proposed to be closed. Scott Simon talks with Thomas Witherspoon of the website The SWLing Post.
The Army has reinstated more than 30 recruits it discharged. They filled high-demand military jobs in exchange for a fast track to citizenship. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a reservist from Pakistan.
A San Benito, Texas, school district is providing staff and materials to teach migrant children at a local shelter. NPR's Scott Simon asks board president Michael Vargas about community reaction.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Ryan Culwell about his latest album. The Last American is about the struggles of ordinary Americans.
It's a new season for the NFL but it's facing some of the same controversies. And basketball great Lindsay Whalen may be retiring from playing, but she's not going far.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with University of Florida scientist Lisa Taylor about her lab's use of human makeup in experiments about spider coloration and mating.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with Janet Yang, executive producer of the 1993 movie The Joy Luck Club. It's been credited for paving the way for the new film Crazy Rich Asians.
In Colombia, 10 former leftist guerrillas who fought in a war are newly-minted members of Congress. For some, the transition from jungle fighters to lawmakers is too soon.
The Lee County School Board in Virginia voted to approve a plan that would allow teachers to carry guns. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Superintendent Brian Austin about how the plan would work.
Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has died at age 80. Colum Lynch of Foreign Policy talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.
How does the Catholic Church prepare its seminarians to deal with questions of sexual abuse and celibacy? NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Paul Blaschko, who attended seminary from 2008 until 2011.
High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden speak with author Mimi Swartz about her new book, Ticker. It tells the story of the quest to build an artificial heart.
The Israeli security agency Shin Bet, has been detaining high-profile figures in the past few weeks. One of them is activist and author Moriel Rothman-Zecher, who talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.
NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.
Josh Russell is a systems analyst by day, but his hobby is scouring the Internet as an amateur Russian troll hunter. He talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.
States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.
Refugees typically flee their home countries to escape violence or civil war. But for some, the U.S. has not been the haven they expected. That's the case in Boise.
The 11 o'clock hour on a Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours in America, Martin Luther King famously said. Now, one church in Oakland is trying to change that.
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