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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A rendering of a potential Amp bus station in Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville Amp/Facebook)

After Tennessee’s senate banned the project, we look at how the Koch brothers got involved in the movement against the Amp.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tensions remain high between the governments in Kiev and Moscow, with Russia conducting its own military drills on the Ukrainian border.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The trip comes amid concerns in the region about the rise of China, and about Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The policy change would shield immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Siddique Malik (@SidMalik2014/Twitter)

Siddique Malik believes his political affiliation – he’s a Democrat – may be a bigger challenge than his Muslim background.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports from Ukraine on the vice president’s visit and her observations on the road.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

For most of its independence, India’s politics has been dominated by the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Ron Elving previews the week in politics, including President Obama’s week-long, four country tour of Asia.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A man wearing a military fatigue stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 18. Pro-Russian rebels kept their grip on seized government buildings in Ukraine on Friday, a day after Kiev struck a deal with Russia and the West in Geneva on April 17. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images)

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Anarchist protesters burned flares, shouted and carried a banner reading "You were cheated" in Russian, in central Moscow, late on December 4, 2011, during their protest against the conduct of Russia's parliamentary elections. Since these protests, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition. (Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Since protests against parliamentary elections in 2011, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell recently sparked a heated debate about government social spending. She joins us.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization want to show they back allies in the region, but don’t want to provoke Russia into further escalation.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov says the goal of his new offensive is to “root out separatists.”

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Monday, April 14, 2014

For Jews in Ukraine, the holiday has an especially powerful meaning this year, coming on the heels of a secular revolution.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures after signing a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea Crimea peninsula becoming part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014, with Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov (left) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (right), smiling as the take part in the ceremony. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s annexation of the Crimea has done further damage to the president’s reputation in Europe and America. But not in Russia.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

We take a look at the challenges ahead for the president nominee to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
The neon sign of a coffee shop is pictured in Amsterdam, October 31, 2011. (Nathalie Magniez/AFP/Getty Images)

Worried about what legalized recreational marijuana means for Denver, Michael Hancock is speaking to his counterpart in Amsterdam.

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April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

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Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.