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The document provides a window into the decision-making process for authorizing drone strikes and other forms of lethal force.
Aug. 7, 2016
The National Institutes of Health proposed lifting its moratorium on funding for research on part-animal, part-human embryos — which raises a huge dilemma, says bioethicist Insoo Hyun.
Aug. 7, 2016
A new Texas law allows students with gun licenses to carry on campus. Professor Lisa Moore of the University of Texas at Austin talks about why she's asking a court to halt the law.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are underway, and despite long lines and a stray bullet firing, most things seem to be running smoothly.
Aug. 7, 2016
In a victory for the military, referendum voters in Thailand approved a draft constitution. Critics say it will entrench military control in the country.
Aug. 7, 2016
Russia's para-athletes were caught up in the same scandal as the country's Olympic team. "The anti-doping system in Russia is broken," says the head of the International Paralympic Committee.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Yankees have announced they are releasing the controversial slugger. The club says Rodriguez will serve as a "special adviser and instructor" for the team through 2017.
Aug. 7, 2016
Iran says Shahram Amiri had been providing information to the U.S. Amiri's story, which reads like a spy saga, was called "a wilderness of mirrors" by one former CIA agent.
Aug. 7, 2016
The French city of Lille has cancelled its annual flea market — an event that usually attracts millions of visitors and which dates from medieval times — because of security concerns.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Tricolored blackbird population in California has declined to a point that it's candidate for the California Endangered Species List. But efforts are underway to keep the bird from disappearing.
Aug. 7, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sameer Gadhia of the southern California band "Young The Giant" about the band's immigrant history and what they wanted to say about American identity in their new album.
Aug. 7, 2016
It's been a terrible couple of days for Donald Trump's campaign — but his opponent, Hillary Clinton has had her stumbles as well. Ailsa Chang gets a rundown from NPR's Ron Elving.
Aug. 7, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore about the effect of money in the presidential campaigns.
Aug. 7, 2016
More than ever before, U.S. elections are a business opportunity. Social media companies are capitalizing on attention spent on the candidates.
Aug. 7, 2016
The Russian Paralympic team faces a ban from the Rio games next month, due to allegations of widespread doping. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to journalist Rebecca Ruiz about the charges.
Aug. 7, 2016
Olympic runner Brenda Martinez had an unlikely path to the 2016 games. She grew up running in basketball shoes and nearly missed qualifying. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang how she persevered.
Aug. 7, 2016
The International Olympic Committee is adding five sports to the Tokyo 2020 games. Olympic historian David Wallechinksy tells us which sports used to be in the Games and which he'd want to bring back.
Aug. 7, 2016
Despite the obvious dangers, there is a small tourist industry in Afghanistan. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to London travel operator Marc Leaderman, who had led trips to the war-torn country.
Aug. 7, 2016
The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil revived a debate that was surprising to many Americans: that a Brazilian man was the first in flight, not, the Wright Brothers.
Aug. 7, 2016
Last month, a judge struck down part of a voter registration law in Kansas. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Wichita Eagle reporter Bryan Lowry and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the law's future.
Aug. 7, 2016

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