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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Faysal Itani about the chemical attacks in Syria and what Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's strategy is in using chemical weapons.

Gene Demby and guest host Glen Weldon (our play cousin from Pop Culture Happy Hour) explore how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity.

The federal government's new focus on election security has state and local officials concerned that they'll be told how to run their elections in the name of security.

Advertisers are beginning to pull their commercials from Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's flagship broadcast as allegations of sexual harassment continue to grow.

The situation in Syria also raises questions about Trump's support for autocracies and authoritarian regimes — and whether he can lead the world with moral clarity and authority.

Some modern shoulder-fired weapons produce blast waves powerful enough to rattle the brain. A $30 million study aims to help the military figure out how much blast exposure, over time, is too much.

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philly's landmark tax on sweetened drinks. The money is funding preschool for low-income kids, but the soda industry says it's losing jobs.

Borrowers are "frightened," "anxious," "betrayed," at the suggestion that a federal student loan forgiveness program could be taken away.

The digital content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.

People fleeing South Sudan's brutal civil war have streamed across the border to Uganda, where the Bidi Bidi camp now hosts more than 270,000 people. It's become the biggest refugee camp in the world.

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