The Missing Richard Simmons podcast came to an anticlimactic end as a mystery, but it says a lot about the demands of being a public figure.
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Holding the event at the Trump hotel could be seen as a way to "purchase access to the Trump administration by enriching President Trump and his family," says government ethics scholar Kathleen Clark.
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Over the next several months, Melissa Block and Elissa Nadworny are reporting from communities large and small, capturing how people's identity is shaped by where they live.
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Nell Stevens retreated to a remote corner of the Falkland Islands in an attempt to write a novel. She came away with something better: This oddly winning memoir of deprivation, rain and penguins.
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News of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Russia emerged on the same day FBI Director James Comey said his agency is investigating possible coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
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Chuck Berry's life story includes serious mistreatment of women, but fully reckoning with his legacy means also acknowledging the women and girls who made his groundbreaking rock and roll possible.
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A Tiny Desk Concert as intimate as it gets (that's saying something). Just Sampha, a piano and three heart-wrenching songs that seem to double as coping mechanisms.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Charles Grassley, who as chairman of the panel, leads the confirmation effort.
Some recent studies in synthetic biology, they say, raise new questions about the ethical limits of creating entities that might feel pain or resemble human embryos — or mimic humans in other ways.
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The unusual arc of Martin McGuinness's public life culminated in his 2012 meeting with Queen Elizabeth II; both of them called it an important moment for peace.
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In the sport of curling, players slide stones across the ice. In an extreme version played in Russia's Ural Mountains, they slide cars on the ice. An auto insurance firm sponsors the tournament.
Patrons can snooze on reclining beds for up to two hours as long as they buy an item from the menu. And guests get a free cup of coffee.
Erika Carter's intelligent, unpretentious debut follows an aimless group of friends in their 20s, whose lives spin out of control during a supposedly detoxifying trip to a remote house in the country.
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Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to carry smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.
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Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.
Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.
The party of India's prime minister swept state assembly elections in the country's largest state. Over the weekend, a controversial Hindu priest was picked to the influential post of chief minister.
Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.
The Sinn Fein revolutionary turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. McGuinness never tried to hide that he had been a commander of the IRA — classified as a terrorist organization by the British, Irish and U.S. governments.