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Paul Ryan has been speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for almost six months. How hard is his job about to get ahead of the Republican National Convention?
April 23, 2016
A new scandal has hit competitive cycling. A French TV network says it has evidence that racers may be using hidden motors. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Derek Bouchard-Hall about the controversy.
April 23, 2016
Peter Balakian is the author of "Ozone Journal," winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Scott Simon talks with Balakian about how the collection has changed since he began writing decades ago.
April 23, 2016
A film crew was searching for the Queensland grouper fish off a remote island north of Australia when a stranded man flagged them down. He'd been stranded for two days after his own boat floated off.
April 23, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon talks with former flight attendant Gillian Brockell about the fine line between being vigilant aboard an aircraft, and racially and culturally sensitive.
April 23, 2016
In a referendum this summer, UK will decide whether to stay in the European Union. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Nigel and Ian Baxter of Nottingham, two brothers with opposing views on the matter.
April 23, 2016
For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.
April 23, 2016
On the wrestling mat, this young woman from an unassuming Indian village fights back against patriarchy and prejudice.
April 23, 2016
On the wrestling mat, this young woman from an unassuming Indian village fights back against patriarchy and prejudice.
April 23, 2016
Clarridge, who headed up the agency's anti-communist efforts in Central America in the 1980s and was indicted and pardoned in the Iran-Contra scandal, died April 9.
April 23, 2016
Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.
April 23, 2016
There are a few ways to deal with a noisy protester. Sometimes, a politician needs to act like a stand-up comic — command the stage, let them have their say, but have a comeback.
April 23, 2016
Two recent reports on a Stanford Noble Laureate's efforts to change how undergraduate science education struck a nerve with many of you.
April 23, 2016
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders needs to win all remaining contests by 20-percentage points to overtake Hillary Clinton in the delegate race. How he proceeds will affect the legacy of his campaign.
April 23, 2016
As it did with the San Bernardino terrorist's phone, the Justice Department has told a court it no longer needs Apple to intervene to bypass a device's security. Someone has provided the passcode.
April 22, 2016
Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He's known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.
April 22, 2016
The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.
April 22, 2016
Authorities say the victims were all from the same family. Investigators are working four separate crime scenes and don't have anyone in custody.
April 22, 2016
In London Friday, the president also reassured Brits that the residents of North Carolina are "wonderful people" and said any British travelers would be treated with "extraordinary hospitality."
April 22, 2016
A project to encourage police to be open about the use of force stems from a lack of information following the 2014 Ferguson protests. Some departments keep good data and some keep none.
April 22, 2016

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