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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

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BONUS: Hooponomics

The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.

BONUS: Hooponomics

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Friday, June 14th, 2019

The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to a neighboring country.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong turned violent as tens of thousands of people filled the streets overnight to oppose a controversial extradition bill. Why do citizens say it could threaten their freedom from mainland China? And what do President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand to gain by trading barbs with each other and ignoring a crowded field of other Democrats running for the White House?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

House Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice make a deal on who can see documents related to the Mueller probe. Could it move the needle for lawmakers considering impeachment? Also, an opioid manufacturer goes from making hundred of millions of dollars to bankruptcy in two years. What does that mean for families impacted by the nation's addiction crisis?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

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Monday, June 10th, 2019

President Trump says he's not getting enough credit for a border security deal with Mexico, but his critics say he's claiming too much. What will the agreement actually achieve? Plus, massive crowds in Hong Kong protest a change in the law that would send people to mainland China if they're accused of crimes.

Monday, June 10th, 2019

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BONUS: Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Embedded.

BONUS: Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

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Friday, June 7th, 2019

Mexico is making a new pledge to address the immigration crisis: sending 6,000 troops to its border with Guatemala. Is it enough to stop the U.S. from imposing tariffs on Monday? And the abortion debate in America is as divisive as ever, but are opinions shifting? A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows how Americans feel in light of new restrictive state laws on the procedure.

Friday, June 7th, 2019

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