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NPR's Scott Simon gets reaction from the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Republican Mac Thornberry of Texas, to the Obama administration's plan to send more military trainers to Iraq.
June 13, 2015
Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.
June 13, 2015
Former National Security Agency officer John Schindler tells NPR's Scott Simon the data hacked from the Office of Personnel Management includes personal information that could be used for blackmail.
June 13, 2015
The once-thriving nightlife in the Mexican border town ground to a halt a few years back as hundreds of women were murdered and the drug cartel wars erupted. Now, partiers are venturing out again.
June 13, 2015
Dallas police say suspects opened fire on police, rammed a police car and fled to a fast food restaurant parking lot just off I-45 outside the city where they are engaged in a standoff with police.
June 13, 2015
A New Jersey high school teacher used the rapper's latest album to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.
June 13, 2015
Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.
June 13, 2015
In the massive security breach that was revealed early this month, hackers also likely accessed information from background checks that were done on both federal employees and applicants.
June 12, 2015
Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.
June 12, 2015
The arrest of Mitchell comes after several days of speculation that a prison employee might have helped Richard Matt and David Sweat pull off their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility.
June 12, 2015
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.
June 12, 2015
As a barrage of tweets shows, the outrage felt by many women who work in science is neither silent nor unfunny.
June 12, 2015
Babies may show greater empathy toward adults who overtly show sadness, a study suggests, but the little ones also recognize sadness in people who keep a stiff upper lip.
June 12, 2015
Walker has curtailed the bargaining powers of public school teachers, and approved a right-to-work law aimed at private unions. Now he's taking on tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
June 12, 2015
Thoughts on the prominent civil rights leader and Africana studies professor in Spokane, Washington who was accused of being a white woman living her life as a black woman.
June 12, 2015
Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.
June 12, 2015
This week's selection of articles and essays covers comedian Aziz Ansari's new book about love, a new demographic term, a global gaming superstar, and more.
June 12, 2015
The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.
June 12, 2015
Twitter is going through a lot of changes, including switching CEOs. But, analysts say, stalled user growth and discouraging financial results call for more change than just new leadership.
June 12, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, speaking in a radio interview, said his government would do "whatever is reasonably necessary" to stop asylum seekers from reaching Australian shores.
June 12, 2015

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