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On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with senior government officials in Myanmar about the violent and ongoing persecution of the country's Rohingya minority, which has fueled a massive refugee exodus in recent months. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Maung Zarni, fellow with the Cambodian Documentation Center, specializing in genocide in Buddhist countries, about how the Burmese justify their actions and what it would take to broker a resolution to the current crisis.
Nov. 15, 2017
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has questioned why it took decades for several women to come forward and accuse him of sexual misconduct. NPR's Elise Hu talks to reporter Megan Garber of The Atlantic about why women stay silent after these incidents.
Nov. 15, 2017
Robert Mugabe is the only leader that Zimbabwe has ever had. For many, the 93-year-old is a hero, for liberating the country. But he is also seen as a tyrant, for crushing his opposition time and time again, often with violence. What will a new leader mean for Zimbabwe's relations with the West?
Nov. 15, 2017
Zimbabweans have only ever had one leader — Robert Mugabe. But he is now under house arrest after the military seized control of the southern African nation in what they call a move of military constitutionalism. The ruling party's youth league says the army is effecting change with "peaceful aplomb."
Nov. 15, 2017
Investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey say they used legal and financial records to build a timeline of settlements with Harvey Weinstein's accusers.
Nov. 15, 2017
The fourth and final portion of a painting cut up in 1932 was revealed in Belgium underneath another work by the surrealist artist.
Nov. 15, 2017
World music DJ Betto Arcos is back with a stash of music he collected while attending the Oslo World Music Festival.
Nov. 15, 2017
The Justice Department is prosecuting nearly 200 cases of felony rioting, and the defendants could face decades of jail time if convicted. Jury selection for six defendants started today.
Nov. 15, 2017
"My career is done," a tearful Jody Warner said after audio emerged in which she is heard hurling insults and curse words at the driver.
Nov. 15, 2017
For the first time in decades, Congress reexamines a president's unilateral authority to launch a nuclear attack — but the Pentagon says no changes are needed.
Nov. 15, 2017
Yaritza Martinez was infected with the Zika virus when she was 12 weeks pregnant. Doctors in Washington, D.C., are studying her son and other children to see if the virus has affected their health.
Nov. 15, 2017
Women in the military generally can't get abortions at military facilities or using military health insurance. Researchers interviewed 21 servicewomen who volunteered to talk about their experiences.
Nov. 15, 2017
Hearing gunfire, the staff quickly locked down the school. Kept outside, the shooter only managed to injure one child. His seemingly random rampage appears to have arisen from a neighborhood dispute.
Nov. 15, 2017
The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks
Nov. 15, 2017
Amendments proposed overnight by Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch would effectively eliminate the Obamacare individual mandate.
Nov. 15, 2017
The dramatic shift comes a week after President Robert Mugabe fired his longtime vice president (and military veteran) Emmerson Mnangagwa — who is now the interim president.
Nov. 15, 2017
Recent stories about men in the fundamentalist Christian community who "court" young women, including teenagers, raise the question: Is underage marriage even possible in the U.S.?
Nov. 15, 2017
Lanny Cordola has played guitar with Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys. Now he devotes himself to teaching music to Afghan street children, most of them girls. He also helps pay for their schooling.
Nov. 15, 2017
Special counsel Robert Mueller is interviewing current aides about the Russia matter. The White House says it's cooperating — but that doesn't mean the process isn't stressful.
Nov. 15, 2017
Before coming to power, Mandela and Mugabe led remarkably similar lives. Then their paths diverged: In South Africa, Mandela became a global icon and Mugabe presided over Zimbabwe's sharp decline.
Nov. 15, 2017

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