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Parks had more than a hundred film and TV credits as villains and antiheroes in a career lasting more than 50 years. He was a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and David Lynch.

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell rejected calls for a special prosecutor or independent Russia investigation given the firing of FBI Director James Comey, NPR's Geoff Bennett tells David Greene.

There is an outcry over the secretary of education's invitation to speak at the commencement of a private, Christian, historically black college in Florida.

Ed Murray was headed toward an easy re-election, until he was accused of paying for sex with underage men three decades ago. He denies the allegations, but won't seek a second term.

In TV appearances and meetings with constituents, House Republicans are highlighting parts of the law that protect consumers, while glossing over loopholes that allow insurers to avoid paying.

A decades-old German law reinstating German citizenship to Holocaust refugees and their descendants is drawing new interest in Boston.

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby chat it up with Kenya Barris and Yara Shahidi — the creator and star of ABC's Black-ish.

Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York was one of the few Republican House members to hold a town hall following passage of the American Health Care Act. Her constituents were not happy.

Before the Affordable Care Act, people with pre-existing conditions often couldn't get health insurance — or paid sky-high premiums. The bill passed by the House last week would let states decide.

President Trump is calling on North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal. History suggests that's unlikely. Only one country has built its own nukes, and then given them up.

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