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NPR's Scott Simon talks to Confidencial editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro about the Nicaraguan government's brutal crackdown on press freedoms.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue about his annual address on the state of the American business.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Gulf allies to try and keep the region focused on the U.S. goals of fighting terrorism and countering Iran.
National focus has been on the border, but what about migrants still waiting for asylum? NPR's Scott Simon talks to attorney Cristian Sanchez, who is helping an LGBTQ migrant group apply for asylum.
A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 7 in 10 Americans say the government shutdown is going to hurt the country and that Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government now while budget talks continue.
NPR's Scott Simon asks Bluff City author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and FBI informant.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with tech writer Pete Pachal about the issue of privacy and user data being on display — or not — at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show.
NPR's Scott Simon asks ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller about past efforts to build walls along the Southern border and how private land could be seized in the process.
The longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues to dominate the news out of the nation's capital. But the Mueller investigation also looms over Washington, D.C.
Federal employees went without their first paycheck since the partial government shutdown began. Jo Ann Goodlow, a mother of three from Phoenix, turned to crowdsourcing for help.
R. Kelly, amid allegations of sexual abuse, still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for industry leaders to speak up.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.
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The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president.
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"I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention."
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Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness."
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Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.
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Protests erupted across south India after women sneaked into a temple that banned females old enough to menstruate. The temple is part of a debate between gender equality and religious freedom.
We have a roundup of the week in sports, including the latest on the Chicago Bears, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team.
There's an effort underway to make a new atlas of all the cells in the human body, and to describe each cell type using all the powerful tools of today's genetic technology.
We have the latest on the big political changes taking shape in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the first week of his new administration.