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No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.
July 22, 2016
Of debris that's turned up, officials note that "none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft."
July 22, 2016
Trump's speech was studded with statistics that had fact-checkers working feverishly into the wee hours — often finding numbers to be distorted or downright specious. But it didn't seem to matter.
July 22, 2016
Cass Frankenstein started wearing sunglasses to protect himself from bullies. Decades later, he still wears them. Some friends and relatives say that holds people at bay. But he says it's worth it.
July 22, 2016
NPR Politics adds context, analysis and checks facts in Trump's Thursday night address to the Republican National Convention.
July 21, 2016
Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.
July 21, 2016
Hugo, Colo., is not home to any marijuana growers or retailers. But the town is reporting that THC — the compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive qualities — is in the tap water.
July 21, 2016
With two outsize white bows in her hair, 6-year-old Heavenly Joy brought the house down at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night.
July 21, 2016
The United States would "absolutely" defend its NATO allies, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told the PBS NewsHour on Thursday
July 21, 2016
Donald Trump will cast himself as a champion for the middle class, arguing that by putting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the White House, economic strife would grow.
July 21, 2016
Tony Schwartz spent 18 months working on Donald Trump's 1987 best-selling book. "I helped paint a vastly more appealing human being than he actually is," Schwartz says.
July 21, 2016
Ivanka Trump is considered one of Donald Trump's most influential advisers. She could also end up being one of his best surrogates on the campaign trail and someone who can sway female voters.
July 21, 2016
Most Turks are afraid to speak out after last week's failed coup. Tens of thousands have been detained. A family looks for their missing soldier son, saying he didn't know he was being used in a plot.
July 21, 2016
Peru's government has declared a state of emergency in the southern Andes, where brutally cold temperatures have killed the animals and threatened farmers living at high altitude.
July 21, 2016
The controversial state law limits civil rights protections for LGBT people; the league says it can't host the All-Star game in that climate. A new location for the game hasn't yet been announced.
July 21, 2016
Syria's main opposition group is calling for the coalition to suspend airstrikes against ISIS. Access to the area is restricted, but photos appear to show corpses from strikes near the Turkish border.
July 21, 2016
The NATO secretary general and others maintain alliance members should always defend one another. Trump says U.S. participation depends on members paying their share of the cost.
July 21, 2016
It sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it's real. A new study shows how wild birds and people communicate so that, together, they can find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb.
July 21, 2016
NPR's podcast and show Invisibilia explore how clothes shape who people think we are and who we want to be. Hanna Rosin tells the tale of an Auschwitz prisoner who appropriated a Nazi's shirt.
July 21, 2016
Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the news channel, "has resigned from his role effective immediately," according to parent company 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is taking over in the interim.
July 21, 2016

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