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The White House announced Thursday that it would close down the two mansions, in Maryland and in New York. Steve Hall, a retired CIA Russian operations officer, says use of the estates — also referred to as dachas, or "country homes" — dates back to the Cold War.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to cybersecurity expert Robert Knake on what tools the U.S. has to retaliate against Russia in cyberspace.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Russia expert Kimberly Marten of Barnard College about U.S. actions against Russia for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election.

When educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.

The town of Sunderland, where jobs depend on a foreign employer, Nissan, voted resoundingly for Britain to leave the EU even though that could work against its economic interests.

Hate crimes are challenging to count. The FBI's annual tally is spotty because of underreporting. Advocacy groups are using their own systems to track a rise of reported attacks since the election.

The Obama administration is expelling 35 Russian intelligence operatives and imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence services in response to Kremlin efforts to influence the presidential election.

The VFW wants more younger vets — those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students at Northeastern University who are looking to be part of the VFW have come up with an idea: a VFW post on campus.

The mixed-race genizaros, whose history stretches back to the 17th century, smash the conventional notion that New Mexican identity is defined as either the noble Spaniard or the proud Pueblo Indian.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with John Eligon of the New York Times who embedded with Chicago's Black Disciples gang to learn more about what's causing the spike in gun violence in Chicago.




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