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The Sunday Story: The Life And Death Of Elijah McClain

In Colorado, the first of two trials is underway in the death of Elijah McClain.On a late summer night in... more

01 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Government Shutdown Prep, Student Loan Repayments Start, NYC Floods

The US government is set to shutdown Sunday after a group of GOP hardliners opposed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's stop... more

30 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
White House Prepares For Shutdown, Healthcare Worker Strike, FTX Trial

With less than 48 hours left to avoid a government shutdown, the White House is already preparing to manage the... more

29 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
GOP Debate Recap, Biden Impeachment Hearing, Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Republican candidates for the presidential nomination finally got around to criticize the frontrunner Donald Trump. House Republicans will hold the... more

28 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
GOP Debate, FTC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon, Slow Vaccine Rollout

Seven Republican candidates will be on stage for the second presidential debate in California on Wednesday. Former President Donald Trump... more

27 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
Biden Joins UAW Strike, Shutdown Negotiations, Election Worker Turnover

President Biden will join striking auto workers in Detroit on Tuesday. He has a chance to be the first sitting... more

26 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
Hollywood Writers Reach Deal To End Strike, Shutdown Implications, Prison Deaths

TV and movie writers have reached a tentative deal with Hollywood studios that could soon end a nearly five-month strike.... more

25 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
The Sunday Story: NPR challenges U.S. denial of civilian harm in raid on ISIS leader

Today on The Sunday Story, NPR's Daniel Estrin talks about his four-year long investigation into the night that Abu Bakr... more

24 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
UAW Strike Expanded, Government Shutdown, LGBTQ+ In Census Survey

President Biden is going to Michigan to support the United Auto Workers' union strikes. A government shutdown looms large after... more

23 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
BONUS: Zelenskyy Makes Case For More Aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that more foreign aid is necessary to beat back Vladimir Putin's ambitions... more

22 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
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