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A federal judge in Detroit has ordered bond hearings for hundreds of Iraqis detained by the Department of Homeland Security while they fight deportation. The decision says holding people who don't pose a serious flight risk is unconstitutional.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations about his column for Foreign Policy, in which he credits learning about his white male privilege to the election of Donald Trump.

Immigration is at the center of negotiations to keep the government open past Jan. 19. President Trump says he wants funding for a border wall in exchange for protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos says Chinese leaders think of President Trump as a "paper tiger" who makes promises he can't deliver and who can be "managed" with flattery.

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.

There were no passenger airline crashes anywhere in the world last year, making 2017 the safest year in history for commercial airlines. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg News aviation reporter, about what accounts for the safest year worldwide.

In a letter to the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins announced he has decided to retire as its artistic director and head of its school. The announcement follows allegations from current and former dancers of sexual misconduct and physical abuse.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Neal Katyal, professor of law at Georgetown University, and former acting solicitor general of the U.S., about the legal issues surrounding the swatting case which resulted in an innocent man being shot to death in Wichita, Kan., in response to a fake 911 call that came from the Los Angeles area.

President Trump has tweeted his support for protesters in Iran. But what could the U.S. realistically do to help? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gary Sick of Columbia University about U.S. policy options on Iran.

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