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Alabama is not a state that generally has prominence in presidential primaries. But Alabama's secretary of state is on a mission to change that in 2016, and he's having success luring GOP contenders.
Dec. 27, 2015
Eight-year suspensions were given last week for FIFA's top bosses, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. Carrie Kahn talks with author David Henry Sterry about the latest on FIFA's scandal plagued year.
Dec. 27, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio created a program for the New York to get people out of shelters quickly. But after looking for an apartment for months, one single mother finds landlords are not willing to accept the voucher.
Dec. 27, 2015
2015 was a pivotal year for black Americans and civic activism. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch talks through some of the year's major stories with NPR's Carrie Kahn.
Dec. 27, 2015
Last week, Weekend Edition issued a PSA to prevent holiday injuries. But we failed to note that you should never, ever stick your hand in a snowblower — even if it's off. Carrie Kahn has a correction.
Dec. 27, 2015
Minorities are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields. John Dimandja is a Congolese chemist on the faculty of Spelman College who's pointing the way into STEM careers for students of color.
Dec. 27, 2015
Carrie Kahn talks to John Burnett about the recent surge of undocumented minors from Central America to Texas. We also hear from a 17-year-old who recently made the trek a second time, and successfully crossed the border.
Dec. 27, 2015
In 2015, a huge wave of humanity fled war, persecution and hunger - and headed for Europe. Reporter Joanna Kakissis talks with host Carrie Kahn about the greatest migration the continent has seen since World War II.
Dec. 27, 2015
Restrictions may be falling away, but there are no signs yet that commerce between the countries is about to take off. U.S. agriculture sales to Cuba are actually down, while American tourism is up.
Dec. 27, 2015
Amid an atmosphere of mistrust about Islam, Mona Haydar and her husband had an idea: Why not open a dialogue? So, they set up a stand — "Ask a Muslim" — and brought some doughnuts.
Dec. 27, 2015
"Making Africa" at the Guggenheim Bilbao has dazzling portraits, strange videos and weird-looking glasses.
Dec. 27, 2015
Effective treatments for hepatitis C cost as much as $95,000. Medicaid in many states, including Indiana, is mostly limiting the drugs' use to very advanced cases. ACLU of Indiana is suing the state.
Dec. 27, 2015
Heroin and other opioid overdoses are projected to kill 400 people in New Hampshire this year. Many of them are young. And now one mom is painting portraits of those who overdosed.
Dec. 27, 2015
The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant features intricate outfits that combine traditional Seminole patchwork techniques with modern twists, like rayon and lace.
Dec. 26, 2015
Germany is struggling with 1 million migrants who applied for asylum this year. Officials say the key to integration is education, and many schools have made accommodating migrants a priority.
Dec. 26, 2015
Details are slim on a deadly incident in Chicago, which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old college student and his 55-year-old neighbor.
Dec. 26, 2015
The presidential candidate's latest attempt to reach out to Latinos may have backfired.
Dec. 26, 2015
The museum is meant to revitalize Rio de Janeiro and inspire environmental stewardship. To critics it's an eyesore that alienates the local community.
Dec. 26, 2015
The fire is still raging along parts of this coastal road, as residents and officials begin to survey the damage.
Dec. 26, 2015
A number of new storm systems coming through Southern states, even as they assess damage from the recent harsh weather.
Dec. 26, 2015

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