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Obama's Rocky Relationship With Speaker Ryan Threatens Final Year

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

Tuesday's State of the Union address will be the first with Paul Ryan as House Speaker. NPR explores whether President Obama and Speaker Ryan will be able to cooperate this year.

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombed In Yemen

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

Over the weekend, a hospital in Yemen was bombed and five people were killed. It's not clear who's responsible for the attack, but it is part of an alarming trend: It's the third attack on a hospital in as many months. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jose Antonio Bastos of Doctors Without Borders or MSF, which runs the hospital that was hit.

State Of The Union Guest Calls On Obama To Bring Home American Prisoners

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

In the audience for Tuesday night's State of the Union will be the sister of one former U.S. Marine, who is languishing in an Iranian jail. She tells NPR what she is hoping to hear from President Obama.

Obama Set To Deliver Final State Of The Union Address

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union speech to a Congress and country already in the throes of a presidential campaign. NPR has a preview of what he might say, and how it will frame the 2016 presidential race.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Process Of Imposing Death Penalty

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday disapproved of death penalty sentences imposed in Florida where the penalty depended on certain facts not found by the jury but by the sentencing judge. The ruling may affect the sentences of a number of death row prisoners in that state and possibly beyond.

Why David Bowie Was Right About The Spiders On Mars

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

David Bowie sang it right; there are spiders on Mars. "Spiders" are the name for a geological formation on the planet's surface.

Experts Consider Economics To Speed Up Ambulance Response Times

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

The Planet Money team takes a look at how ambulances use principles of economics to get to patients fast.

Did Obama Achieve Last Year's National Security Commitments?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

How has President Obama done on the national security commitments he made in last year's State of the Union address? With tape from that speech, NPR looks back on some of the president's pledges.

Germany Responds To Killing Of Tourists In Istanbul Suicide Attack

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

At least 10 people, most of them German tourists, are believed dead after an apparent suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey.

Suicide Bombing At Istanbul Tourist Site Leaves At Least 10 Dead

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

A 28-year-old Syrian man blew himself up at a popular tourist site in Istanbul, killing at least 10 people — most of them foreigners.

Making The Most Of Military Medics' Field Experience

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:08pm

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill training program for physician assistants recruits veterans and gives them credit for their experience.

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