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China's president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., for a two-day state visit. It comes as relations between the two countries are turbulent. Analysts say this will be President Obama's most difficult summit to date.

When a 23-year-old who has tried to kill himself visits family, he must mentally prepare to resist hurting himself with their guns, he says. Gun access can make suicidal impulses harder to fend off.

Personal rapid transit was supposed to be the future of public transport: lightweight pods on elevated tracks, on-demand destinations. But funding issues make cities reluctant to change course.

Congress members are also more religiously affiliated overall. "Maybe it's because we need the solid grounding and good guidance we get from above," one senator says.

Adams' 1989 recognizes a rock lineage born of a woman. He's not legitimizing Swift's work – he's figuring out how her voice can validate and include his.

In Atlanta's East Lake community, an organization called Purpose Built Communities is trying to make gentrification work for the residents who endured the tough times.

The high school football game is the center of life for many towns in rural America. One town in western North Dakota is celebrating the return of the ritual for the first time in more than 25 years.

Some 13,000 Afghans and Iraqis who worked with the U.S. are awaiting visas they were promised. NPR's Quil Lawrence looks at a case involving an Afghan interpreter who was in the thick of the fighting.

On a beautiful sunny day, in front of a massive crowd, President Obama greeted Pope Francis at the White House. For more details, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley at the White House.

NPR's Don Gonyea discusses the relationship between popes and presidents with Renee Montagne. They also have the latest news on Pope Francis' remarks at the White House on Wednesday.

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