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With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?

Relics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.

Roger Wilkins worked at the Justice Department under the Kennedy administration, helped "The Washington Post" win a Pulitzer Prize and taught history and American culture at George Mason University. On Sunday, he died Sunday at the age of 85.

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

Cytomegalovirus is everywhere, and it usually doesn't make people sick. But if a woman gets infected while pregnant, in rare cases it can cause serious problems for the baby.

A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office.

The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.

Rep. Ted Deutch, the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, is calling for an independent investigation into Russia's alleged ties to the Trump campaign and White House.

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