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The conflict in Iraq is rooted in long-running ethnic and religious divisions. Middle East analyst Phebe Marr tells Scott Simon why political reconciliation appears nearly impossible.
June 14, 2014
President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.
June 14, 2014
On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR political editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.
June 14, 2014
The medical team helping Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reintegrate into the Army says he is learning to make all the daily decisions he was denied during his imprisonment by the Taliban.
June 14, 2014
Retired New York Judge Frank Barbaro says he wrongly convicted a white man for a 1999 murder of a black man. He explains to NPR's Scott Simon why he now wants the conviction thrown out.
June 14, 2014
After Iraqi troops fled, Kurdish forces moved in to northern Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks the region's foreign minister, Falah Mustafah Baktir, if this is a push for an independent Kurdish state.
June 14, 2014
President Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground forces to Iraq, but vows to take action. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Jane Arraf as Islamic fighters push closer to the Baghdad.
June 14, 2014
Separatists shot down a military transport plane, killing 49 people. This marks the deadliest day in the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels.
June 14, 2014
The largest and oldest house on San Francisco's oft-photographed "Postcard Row" had languished on the market since March.
June 14, 2014
The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.
June 14, 2014
In this week's roundup, a federal court says warrantless cellphone tracking is unconstitutional and we look back on a weeklong series exploring just how much of our digital data is exposed.
June 14, 2014
Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012. But in May, a Connecticut judge sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for three murders. The answer to the apparent contradiction is in the dates.
June 14, 2014
Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.
June 14, 2014
In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red-and-white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.
June 13, 2014
We asked teenagers and young adults if the movie gets close to the reality of living through cancer. They said the loneliness, yes. The Hollywood hair, not so much.
June 13, 2014
Rep. Raul Labrador, who was swept into Congress on the 2010 anti-establishment wave, is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Eric Cantor.
June 13, 2014
As part of our series, This Week's Must Read, Poet David Lehman recommends a book for those still surprised by Eric Cantor's political upset.
June 13, 2014
The beloved musician had a slight frame, an almost feminine voice and a late revival after a promising start and years of neglect.
June 13, 2014
Rare is the politician who has publicly admitted to holding or changing a position out of political expedience. In that respect, Clinton was no different in her interview with Terry Gross.
June 13, 2014
The ground under a $700,000 home overlooking Lake Whitney, Tex., began giving way last year. Officials decided the best thing to do was burn it down.
June 13, 2014

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