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Citizens of Iran head to the polls this week to vote for president. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about what's at stake.

As of Sunday, Emmanuel Macron is the president of France. Macron is the youngest president in French history and he's promising to bring revolutionary change to his country.

Lois Durso's daughter was killed instantly in 2004 when her car lost control in a blizzard and slid under the side of a truck trailer. Marianne Karth lost two daughters in a truck accident in 2013.

U.S. diplomats staged a rare intervention to rescue the family of a Chinese human rights lawyer. It offers clues, and raises questions, about the Trump administration's human rights approach in China.

"To walk for three or four hours without checkpoints, without seeing soldiers ... it makes you feel, somehow, you can feel some free," says a hiker. There are scores of Palestinian hiking clubs.

For her new album, Simone Schmidt, who performs under the name Fiver, researched the stories of women committed to the 19th-century Ontario institution for the criminally insane.

A new federal program in 19 cities around the country allows the government to sue for unpaid student loan debt.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has spent more than 40 years in public service. But suddenly, she's the "It" girl of the left.

For his first commencement speech as president, Donald Trump chose Liberty University, a bastion of evangelical support during the 2016 campaign.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project and Marc Levin of Right on Crime about the possible impacts of seeking the strongest possible charges for drug crimes.




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