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Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about the week in politics, including President Trump's spat with the family of a deceased U.S. soldier and the Senate passing of a budget blueprint.
Young adult novel American Heart has been at the center of a storm on Twitter and the recommendation engine Goodreads. Kirkus Reviews had originally given the book a star, but after a controversy, removed it.
Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.
Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles. James Brown got his own home there five years ago, and reflects on his two decades living on the streets.
Some major donors are frustrated by the GOP's failure to pass healthcare legislation. Canary LLC CEO Dan Eberhart speaks to Scott Simon about backing more ideological challengers to the party.
After U.S.-backed forces in Syria seized Raqqa from the Islamic State, is the terrorist organization weaker or stronger? Scott Simon speaks to Bruce Hoffman, director of the Georgetown University security studies program.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a retired Marine officer, about the president's calls to the families of deceased service members.
Former White House strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon spoke to conservative Christian activists in Washington, as he works to build a war machine against the GOP establishment in 2018.
The Hotel Group didn't seek approval from Jane Addams' family before naming the hotel.
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The wildfires spreading throughout northern California are the deadliest and most destructive series of fires in the state's history. More than 200 people remain missing.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to human resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann about how companies respond to sexual misconduct in the workplace, and why their responses often fall short.
President Trump's refusal to decertify — but leave in place — the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran and other world players a wide range of possible options and reactions.
President Trump's recent moves on the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration pile even more onto the agenda for Congress, which has been unable to get through even its top priorities.
Israel says they're just zoning laws, but Palestinians say the rules for building in Jerusalem lead to home demolitions intended to weaken their presence in a city claimed by both sides.
Hundreds of Marines died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province over years of fighting that ended in 2014. The Marines are back to train Afghan soldiers. One returned Marine recalls his fallen comrades.
Christy Gentry evacuated to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds with her husband and 26 horses as fire threatened their ranch Sunday night. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to her about the animal rescue.
Trump this week ended subsidies to health insurance companies. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how this will impact the Affordable Care Act.
A new documentary argues that David Bowie might not have become the global megastar we knew were it not for his partnership with guitarist, producer and arranger Mick Ronson.
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Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."
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The country artist has battled addiction and cancer, been a missionary and a lapsed Christian. He speaks with Scott Simon about his latest album, First Cigarette.
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