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Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press
Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.
S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds
Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.
'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.
First Measles Death In 12 Years Renews Vaccination Concerns
A woman from Washington state died of measles last week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Seattle Times reporter JoNel Aleccia about the first confirmed measles death in the United States in 12 years.
Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says
But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."
Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80
Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.
U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals
In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.
Grateful Dead Plays Final Shows With Record-Breaking Audiences
Music critic Will Hermes went to one of the Grateful Dead's last shows that broke all kinds of records.
With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley
How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what lead him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.
Soccer Fan Displays Loretta Lynch Cutout At U.S. Women's World Cup Final
For Nik Dahl, fan of the U.S. Women's soccer team, Attorney General Loretta Lynch saved the sport of soccer by exposing corrupt FIFA leaders. To show his appreciation, he brought her to the Women's World Cup Final — well, a 3-foot cutout of her face that is.
S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag
The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday's tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.
Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers
The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf.
Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure
Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up ... over the past several years," leading up to the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the r/IAmA section.
Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions
Dr. Ken Murray wrote an essay a decade ago about how the gentler care doctors choose at the end of life stands apart. His work still shapes how some doctors talk to patients about death.
Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China
Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.