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The unrest in the Motor City a half-century ago this summer left 43 dead. It was one of the most devastating episodes of civil conflict in the 20th century. But was it a riot or a rebellion?
July 28, 2017
When the Rev. Noel Hickie and Marcia Hilton began working in hospice care, neither was sure they were cut out for the job. But they realized they could help families process grief and make things OK.
July 28, 2017
After whirlwind week of high drama, one more drama appears ready to play out, with Republicans ready to vote for a bill that leaves much of Obamacare in place but repeals the individual mandate.
July 27, 2017
Lt. Aaron Allan of Southport, Ind., was killed allegedly by one of the occupants of a flipped-over automobile as he responded to the scene on Thursday.
July 27, 2017
A 46-year-old death row inmate argued his previous lawyers were incompetent — one of them had been disbarred. But courts denied his motion to halt the execution.
July 27, 2017
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — over threats from the White House to veto the measure.
July 27, 2017
For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. During her tenure, she lauded — or lambasted — just about all of this generation's great writers.
July 27, 2017
Four Republican senators say they will vote yes on a so-called "skinny repeal" bill only with the assurance that the bill will go to a House-Senate conference. The bill is not yet finalized.
July 27, 2017
A surge in Amazon stock made Bezos worth more than $90 billion on Thursday, putting the company's founder and CEO ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates, however, has given billions to charity.
July 27, 2017
All demonstrations that "might disturb the electoral process" have been outlawed ahead of President Nicolas Maduro's vote on delegates to rewrite the constitution. But protesters remain undeterred.
July 27, 2017
A 12-year-old girl was raped in a field. Then, on the orders of the tribal council, the girl's brother sexually violated the sister of the first rapist.
July 27, 2017
Thousands of troops from 20 nations led by the U.S. have been carrying out essentially one-sided warfare for most of the past month in southeast Europe.
July 27, 2017
Outside the immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington, a group of volunteers waits for people being released. They offer the former detainees food, clothing, cash, and help getting home.
July 27, 2017
The president's announcement that he will ban transgender people from the military is generating strong reaction. Some say it's a diversionary tactic. Others say trans people affect unit cohesion.
July 27, 2017
In a recent tweet, President Trump stated that he has the "complete power to pardon." NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg explores what the possible limits of that power might be.
July 27, 2017
June Foray voiced many cartoon characters but she was best known as the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Rocky and His Friends, a TV series that ran from 1959 through 1964.
July 27, 2017
Foxconn hasn't had much presence in the U.S., but it's the largest corporate employer in China. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Merchant, a tech reporter for Vice, about the company.
July 27, 2017
Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn says it will build its first major U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Wisconsin offered Foxconn up to $3 billion to locate there.
July 27, 2017
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated to a State Department post, ending his tenure as one of the least popular governors in the country.
July 27, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Governor of Montana, Democrat Steve Bullock, about a bipartisan letter he signed to with his colleagues to oppose the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.
July 27, 2017

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