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In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.
Jan. 8, 2017
NPR's Michel Martin talks with ethicist and founder of the Ethics Alarm blog Jack Marshall about the moral and ethical implications of the death penalty decision for Dylann Roof.
Jan. 8, 2017
A 90-year-old Texas woman is trying to make "Juneteenth," a holiday that honors the freedom of slaves, a national holiday. She's walked around the country and will end her petition in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 8, 2017
The One Ocean show, which has come under criticism for the treatment of its star orcas, has its finale Sunday at SeaWorld San Diego. Yet some doubt the park sincerely means to change its program.
Jan. 8, 2017
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a leading political figure in Iran for decades — from the 1979 revolution to current President Hassan Rouhani's surprise win in 2013. He was Iran's fourth president.
Jan. 8, 2017
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for one attack, and several other bombings followed across the city. The attacks continue an especially bloody week in the Iraqi capital.
Jan. 8, 2017
After the New Year's attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 dead, secular Turks feel like years of pressure are now outright danger. Some are leaving areas that could be targets for attack.
Jan. 8, 2017
Homs was one of the places where the Syrian uprising began. The government has driven out its opponents in 2014, but much of the city remains in ruins, waiting to be rebuilt.
Jan. 8, 2017
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about the importance of those three little words, "I love you."
Jan. 8, 2017
John Rizzo, former acting general counsel of the CIA, says there's little doubt about Russia's interference in the election. He hopes Donald Trump will respect the intelligence community's expertise.
Jan. 8, 2017
Esteban Santiago, 26, accused of killing five people, will appear in court Monday. Despite run-ins with Alaska law enforcement and a stint at a mental facility, nothing prevented him from being armed.
Jan. 8, 2017
After last month's bombing at a Cairo church, Orthodox Christians mark their Christmas under heightened security, and uncertainty over the future of the Middle East's largest Christian community.
Jan. 8, 2017
Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says, historically, leaders have distinguished "news" from "press" conferences to undercut the role of the press.
Jan. 8, 2017
Freshman Republican Congressman Brian Mast, a former Army soldier and double amputee, says his priorities for Congress include veterans affairs and cleaning up Lake Okeechobee's polluted freshwater.
Jan. 8, 2017
Variety's Maureen Ryan has been critical of how rape is portrayed on TV. She says writers' rooms should reflect its diverse audience — especially when it comes to approach such sensitive topics.
Jan. 8, 2017
Author Scott Carney talks about his new book, "What Doesn't Kill Us." Looking at case studies, Carney investigates how the body uses its environment to build resistance to normally extreme conditions.
Jan. 8, 2017
Some stories don't make it past Weekend Edition's editorial meeting, but others are worth a second look. Before hitting air, producer Ollie Dearden brought his holiday horror story to an entomologist.
Jan. 8, 2017
Wednesday will be a busy day on Capitol Hill with confirmation hearings and a Trump press conference. Questions about Russia's interference in the U.S. election will likely be at the center of both.
Jan. 8, 2017
New research suggests that scientific publications may be overlooked in non-English speaking countries. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks about the issue with Princeton Professor Michael Gordin.
Jan. 8, 2017
Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican American congressman, hopes his background as a formerly undocumented immigrant will help find him common ground with his colleagues on immigration policy.
Jan. 8, 2017

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