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Participants in a "Rolling Thunder" POW/MIA ceremony are reflected in a Vietnam War memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:00

Almost 50 years ago, a small group of families started a movement to demand an accounting of the nation's POW/MIAs. They changed the way America thinks about its servicemen and women lost at war.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center, waves to his Pakistan Muslim League supporters during a party general council meeting in Islamabad, earlier this month.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:45

The former prime minister, who resigned after being disqualified from office in July, has pleaded not guilty along with his daughter and son-in-law in connection with the so-called Panama Papers.

<em>The Washington Post</em> reports that President Trump, shown here with former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, personally intervened to delay approval of Iowa's waiver application.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:01

When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy.

The photo of Leroy and Donna Halbur was taken August 12, 2017 at the celebration of their 80th birthdays and 50th wedding anniversary.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:00

Forty-one people have died in those fires, and that number could rise. Of those who perished, the vast majority who've been identified were over the age of 65.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:49

The bill, passed by the province's legislature, would effectively ban face coverings worn by Muslim women at any time they are giving or receiving public service.

Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont addresses the media after a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the death of Catalan leader Lluis Companys at the Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday.
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:42

Spain said it would invoke a constitutional clause allowing it to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia after the region's leader refused to categorically renounce independence.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:07

The case pits the Trump administration and anti-abortion groups against civil libertarians and immigrant rights advocates.

Indonesian soldiers stand guard over members of the youth wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, who were packed into a truck to be taken to a Jakarta prison in October 1965. Over the next few months, the government's military leadership carried out the systematic execution of hundreds of thousands of people.
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:47

The Indonesian military systematically killed at least half a million people in the 1960s. Documents released Tuesday show U.S. officials knew about it from the start — and stood by as it unfolded.

A lawsuit against President Trump alleges he is violating the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments clauses of the Constitution. Plaintiffs' lawyer Deepak Gupta says Trump's Washington hotel (above) is "an emoluments magnet."
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:53

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against the president, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents — perhaps including tax returns.

McKayla Maroney stands on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She says a team doctor molested her for years, including during the Olympics.
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:51

The gold medalist says Dr. Larry Nassar claimed he was giving her "medically necessary treatment." She says the abuse began on a team trip when she was 13 years old.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. There was no shortage of topics discussed — from police oversight and voting rights litigation to protections for the LGBT community and the administration's travel ban. But Democrats repeatedly pushed him on one topic in particular — Russia.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48

Today, attorneys for businesses saying they are being hurt by the Trump Hotel in D.C. told a federal judge why they should have standing to sue for enforcement of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. The White House attorneys said the businesses have no standing to bring such a suit. The judge said he intends to rule in 30 to 60 days.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Charles Duelfer, who led the Iraq Survey Group, about parallels between Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush's assumptions about each other, and Kim Jong Un and Trump's.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael McCann of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law about the latest move by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He has filed a grievance against the NFL claiming he is the victim of a group boycott by team owners punishing him professionally for his political views.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:48

The majority of people who lost their lives in the northern California wildfires were age 65 or older. But what factors did the age of the victims have in their deaths?

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