David Greene talks to British journalist Michael White, who writes for the New European magazine, about what Theresa May has to gain from early elections, which are now scheduled for June 8.
Steve Inskeep talks to the BBC's Jonny Dymond about Theresa May calling for an early general election in June. Domenico Montanaro of NPR's Politics team discusses the House election in Georgia.
More than a century ago, Sears was the Amazon of its time — a dominant name in retail. Sears has been in a long and painful decline, but executives say they have a plan to turn the company around.
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Some talked of a "Calexit" from the U.S. after President Trump's victory. But a leader of the movement gave up on a ballot initiative. Louis Marinelli says he intends to make Russia his new home.
Kids kicked soccer balls into Penny Freeman's garden. Scared to retrieve them, she held onto the balls. The Telegraph in London reports police told her to give the balls back or be charged with theft.
After three years in detention, Egypt has cleared an Egyptian-American aid worker accused of child abuse and human trafficking. The case was emblematic of Egypt's crackdown on aid groups.
An Army medic killed in Korea in 1954 was brought back to Hawaii after the war as an unknown soldier. New tests have been able to identify him, and he was returned to his home town for burial.
Vice President Mike Pence is in Tokyo, to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Amid the rise of nationalism, David Greene talks to Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, who sees migration as an inalienable human right. His new novel is called, "Exit West."
David Greene talks to American philanthropist Christopher Catrambone, who describes the dramatic rescue of 8,000 migrants, including a two-week old baby, from the Mediterranean over the weekend.
Police in the Russian republic of Chechnya have reportedly detained more than 100 gay men. Some have been tortured. Steve Inskeep to Shaun Walker, a reporter with "The Guardian" in Moscow, about the detainments.
Social science researchers examine whether extreme protest tactics are an effective way for recruiting popular support.
Video of a murder of an elderly man uploaded onto Facebook brought back painful memories for former news anchor Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend, was shot dead on live TV. Hurst talks to Steve Inskeep.
Rep. Darrell Issa won his Southern California seat by less than a point last year. With Issa trying to distance himself from President Trump, Democrats feel confident about unseating Issa next year.
President Trump plans to sign 2 orders on "Hire American" and "Buy American." Vice President Pence meets with Japan's prime minister after Trump targeted Japan for its huge trade surplus with the U.S.
Since 2001, possession or use of any drug has been treated as a health issue in Portugal. The country's drug-induced death rate has plummeted to five times lower than the European Union average.
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Native cutthroat trout, an iconic part of the mountain West, thrive in cold streams. But warmer weather has allowed invaders to move in — and it's killing off the cutthroats.
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Thousands of immigrants across the country are unsure what to expect when they report for required check-ins with ICE. Some have been detained on the spot, leading to widespread fear and stress.
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Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky's electricity is from coal — the cheap energy source that helped build its manufacturing economy. Now it's struggling to respond as more businesses want clean energy.
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