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Russian officials admit there was an organized doping program for Olympians, according to the New York Times. David Greene speaks with the reporter who broke the story for the newspaper, Rebecca Ruiz.

Chicago passed a grim milestone earlier this month — the city has had more than 700 homicides this year. The violence, the worst since 1998, has police and politicians scrambling.

Those arriving in Italy are more likely to be from sub-Saharan Africa rather than the Middle East. Most have little understanding of a process that can take years.

One big part of the puzzle: Why have there been so many microcephaly cases in the northeastern tip of Brazil?

Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.

A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.

In 2017, major fighting against the ISIS in Iraq may wind up and focus may shift to a new protracted campaign in northern Syria. Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about what lies ahead.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined President Barack Obama to pay tribute to victims of the attack. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Elise Hu about Japan-U.S. relations going forward.

Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.

Next month, courts in New Jersey will all but stop using a money-based bail system. Advocates say the new approach is fairer to poor defendants, and could be a national model. But what about the cost?




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