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House Speaker John Boehner shocked Washington on Friday when he said he would leave Congress by the end of October. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sue Davis about what's next for House Republicans.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Jeff Brady in Philadelphia about the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

House Speaker John Boehner's resignation from Congress was embraced as a victory by the right wing of the Republican Party. Social conservatives celebrated the news at a conference in Washington.

Since Syria's civil war, Brazil has quietly accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country in Latin America. Those refugees are now building new lives and connecting with Syrian history there.

The strain of coping with asylum seekers on their joint border is causing Serbia and Croatia to invoke retaliatory frontier restrictions — and recall their bitter political history.

Several GOP presidential candidates are speaking at the Values Voter Summit, where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, will be honored.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed on at least one thing this week: They need to coordinate action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.

House Speaker John Boehner will resign his leadership position at October's end; he also plans to resign his seat in the House. What does this mean for Congress, as a possible federal shutdown looms?

House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks to the press Friday on his decision to resign, and President Obama offered comments on the resignation, as well.

During his trip to New York City, Pope Francis visited the Sept. 11 memorial on Friday, also taking part in an interfaith service with other religious leaders. He is visiting with families of the terror attacks' victims, as well.




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