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Former U.S. State Department Under Secretary Nicholas Burns explains the meaning of "deconfliction" and how it relates to the Syrian conflict.

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said the country is at war with al-Shabab, a jihadi group. He has given the group 60 days to surrender in return for education and jobs.

What happens to workers when an industry collapses or a new technology takes off? NPR brings you stories of people adapting to a changing economy. This week: a former cowboy in the wind industry.

A mountain lion kitten was found in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside Los Angeles. Biologists are excited to see new kittens being born but are concerned about inbreeding.

There's no place like it on the planet: White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. It's the world's largest gypsum dunefield: miles and miles of stunning white landscape.

Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.

President Donald Trump ran for president promising fewer foreign entanglements, a position many voters supported. After his decision to strike Syria, what do his supporters think?

As National Poetry Month continues, we share two listeners' poems about education funding in Oklahoma and another about the importance of activism.

Congressional reporter William Douglas of the McClatchy Washington bureau, Amy Davidson of the New Yorker and former conservative radio talk show host Charlie Sykes discuss this week's flurry of news.

Former National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, Philip Gordon reflects on U.S. foreign policy in Syria during the Obama administration, and the continued conflict in the country.

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