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In Tallahassee on Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with loved ones of the 17 people killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last month. Scott also signed legislation tightening gun restrictions in the state.

South Korea has gone more than a generation without a diplomatic opening with the North and without anything like a hope for nuclear disarmament. NPR looks at how news of a possible meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un is playing out among Koreans, especially Korea's millennials.

In light of a new study that finds non-opioid painkillers are just as effective as opioids in treating certain types of chronic pain, Dr. Ajay Wasan, professor and vice chair for pain medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, answers questions from listeners about opioids and chronic pain.

U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department report shows much stronger job growth than analysts expected. They'd been predicting an increase of about 200,000 jobs. Another good sign: workers returned to the workforce in the highest numbers in 35 years.

A culture of racism can infect us all. On this week's radio show, we discuss the implicit biases we carry that have been forged by the society around us.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, about Europe's response to the new tariffs President Trump ordered for steel and aluminum imports.

The developments in North Korea capped a week full of big political stories coming out of the White House. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Guy Benson of Townhall.com join NPR's Ari Shapiro to discuss North Korea, tariffs and the departure of chief White House economics adviser Gary Cohn, and the legal fight over a payout to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Scientists are trying to develop drugs to counteract an "undruggable" genetic variant that's responsible for about 30 percent of all cancer cases. It's high risk — high reward research.

In Eastern Ohio's Mahoning Valley, thousands of traditionally Democratic voters went for Donald Trump in 2016. The question for 2018 is whether they are now Republican voters down the ballot.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Frank Aum, a former senior adviser on North Korea at the Department of Defense, who is now a senior expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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