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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.
When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.
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After a page from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook was published online, Shermichael Singleton, a republican political consultant, tells NPR's Scott Simon that Northam has to go.
Tananarive Due is an executive producer on the new Shudder documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary.
The New England Patriots play against the Los Angeles Rams for the 53rd Super Bowl. NPR's Tom Bowman regales Scott Simon with football lore.
There was shock this week at the suggestion of a 70 percent tax rate. But law professor Dorothy Brown explains to NPR's Scott Simon that the U.S.'s marginal tax rate has been as high as 94 percent.
The University of Farmington was a fake school set up by U.S. Homeland Security. The Chronicle of Higher Education's Karin Fischer tells NPR's Scott Simon why agents set up the sting operation.
Venezuela's embattled president still retains the support of the armed forces, but for how much longer? A high-ranking veteran member of the security forces struggles with whether to abandon his post.
The Trump administration says ISIS is no longer a threat. But Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations disagrees. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that ISIS remains dangerous across Syria and Iraq.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pam Jenoff about her new novel, The Lost Girls of Paris. It's the story of a group of British female spies sent to France during World War II.
Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates, where he will be the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, known as the cradle of Islam. The UAE is home to one million Catholics.
As more states legalize marijuana, there are growing calls from professional football players to let them use pot to manage and alleviate their pain.
Court documents released show that Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, sought to push doctors to prescribe the painkiller even though the company knew it was addictive and dangerous.
Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration
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Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.
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NCPR reporters Brian Mann and Emily Russell trekked through the snow to the peak of Mount Adams. Their journey to the top is one for the books.
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By law, only you and the Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do it too? That could happen under a Trump administration proposal.
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In a week of record cold, Chicago resident Candice Payne rented hotel rooms for strangers living outside. Then the donations started pouring in. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the good Samaritan.
The government is back in business – for now. Also, more Democratic candidates announced they are running for the highest office in the land.
The U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia has violated its terms. Its demise could renew the kind of arms race Reagan and Gorbachev tried to end.