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Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?
April 30, 2016
Tuesday's GOP primary in Indiana could be the last stand for #NeverTrump, a movement devoted to keeping Donald Trump from becoming the Republican nominee.
April 30, 2016
Bobby Knight is not one known to make political endorsements. NPR's Scott Simon asks the legendary basketball coach about his endorsement of Donald Trump in Tuesday's Indiana primary.
April 30, 2016
A report from the Council of Economic Advisors suggests longer sentences increases rates of recidivism, resulting in little impact on crime rate. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with CEA chief Jason Furman.
April 30, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon asks Adam Haslett about his latest novel. Haslett says he "needed that imaginary space to investigate" his family history of mental illness.
April 30, 2016
British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.
April 30, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran firefighter Mary Beth Michos about how sexism in the firehouse has escalated with the rise of cyberbullying.
April 30, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shannon Galpin, founder of the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, about withdrawing her support of the scandal-plagued Afghanistan Women's Cycling Team.
April 30, 2016
A Tweet might have cost an early favorite in the NFL draft millions of dollars in lost income, while an Instagram post could provoke an investigation of his school.
April 30, 2016
American and Cuban musicians played together in Havana in the first official cultural exchange in half a century. Among them: Usher, Dave Matthews, X Alfonso, and Smokey Robinson.
April 30, 2016
From a man with his pet rooster in Bali to the victim of an acid attack in Iran, here are some of the featured images from the Sony World Photography Awards.
April 30, 2016
Today, more than half of Americans who went to graduate school are liberal. Less than one in three were in 1994.
April 30, 2016
At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.
April 30, 2016
Two ISIS fighters captured in Syria say they joined the militant group as a way to fight an oppressive regime. But it also provided friendship, and it didn't seem much more violent than other options.
April 30, 2016
Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.
April 30, 2016
Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.
April 29, 2016
Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing it this week. And then it seemed the entire Internet joined in the game.
April 29, 2016
Five years ago, Raed Al Saleh was a businessman. Now he heads the 3,000-strong Syrian Civil Defense, rescuing civilians from the rubble after air strikes.
April 29, 2016
Dylann Roof told Joey Meek about his plans to shoot people at a historically black church in South Carolina last year. Meek's possible eight-year sentence could be reduced if he helps the prosecution.
April 29, 2016
A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.
April 29, 2016

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