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NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Geoffrey Cowan, author of "Let the People Rule," on Teddy Roosevelt's invention of the modern political primary.

It's not easy being a bird. There are windows, cell towers, wind farms, habitat destruction and especially cats. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about avian dangers.

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the most memorable events in the athletic world this year.

A second E.coli outbreak at the Chipotle has food safety experts perplexed. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to reporter Joanne Silberner about why it's been so hard to identify the contamination source.

Government officials argue that encrypted communication poses national security risks. But tech companies say that making it possible to unlock devices would make the tools less secure for everyone.

Iraqi forces are engaged in battle for Ramadi, trying to drive out ISIS fighters that overtook the Iraqi city earlier this year. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Alice Fordham about the offensive.

Germany has been generous in welcoming refugees, but is stepping up deportations to dissuade more from coming. Chancellor Angela Merkel says many Afghans seeking asylum shouldn't expect to stay.

Some dual citizens who used to be able to visit the U.S. under a "visa waiver" program no longer qualify. The new law requires extra screening for people with Iraqi or Syrian citizenship, for example.

Before same-sex marriage became legal across the U.S., some couples would become father and son to get rights they were otherwise denied. Adoptions were the best option at the time.

Some food companies, hoping to gain consumer trust, are disclosing more information about what is in their products, and how they were made. But how much will they be willing to reveal?

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