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Dozens of India's writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters in recent weeks in protest against an environment of what they call "fear and uncertainty" in the world's biggest democracy.

David Axelrod, as one of President Barack Obama's political inner circle, has an intimate view on Vice President Joe Biden's political decision-making process. Axelrod discusses what went into Biden's choice to stay out of the 2016 presidential race.

The Magna Carta, considered the founding document of modern civil liberties, is touring China where it is getting less than royal treatment.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Washington this week to meet with President Obama. His visit comes amid news that the Obama administration is trying to work out a deal with Pakistan to limit its nuclear arsenal.

New research finds that e-signatures can potentially make people behave in more dishonest ways. It turns out people are less willing to lie and cheat when they handwrite and sign their full names instead of using an e-signature, computer generated user code or other form of identity verification.

Several recent Israeli victims of Palestinian attacks recount the violence and how it is fueling tensions in the long-running conflict.

Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.

YouTube has long suggested it may try to charge for its content. The new subscription service "Red" hopes to lure users with exclusive content from top stars, offline access to music and other perks.

The trip was kept secret until after Tuesday's meeting — and after President Bashar Assad had safely returned home.

This week, legendary baseball writer Tom Gage was picked up by Sporting News. As NPR reported in July, the Baseball Hall of Fame reporter was out of a job after 36 years covering the Detroit Tigers. Now, he'll be covering the World Series to finish out his Hall of Fame season.

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