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The Justice Department said the state's "bathroom bill" violates the Civil Rights Act and gave lawmakers until Monday to respond. Now North Carolina's governor has asked federal courts to intervene.

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.

North Korea's powerful are gathering for their first ruling party congress in decades. Kim Jong Un is working to consolidate his power at home — and regionally — with an expanded nuclear arsenal.

For Mother's Day in 2007, Michel Martin interviewed Cheryl Coleman, who was searching for her son. Since then, she's found him — but says she's spending this year's Mother's Day without him again.

For Mother's Day we're going to hear about one woman's experience with an open adoption and how she stayed in touch with her son years after giving him up to another family.

NPR's Alice Fordham in Beirut updates Melissa Block about the status of the ceasefire in Aleppo, the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, which isn't included in the ceasefire, and riots at a jail in Hama.

Among America's larger cities, Ogden has the highest percentage of people in the middle class according to the Census Bureau. Mayor Mike Caldwell tells Melissa Block how they got that distinction.

Now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, those in the "Never Trump" camp have a decision to make. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Rory Cooper, Senior Advisor to the "Never Trump" PAC.

There's a huge surplus of American cheese in the U.S. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and NPR's Melissa Block discuss what "American cheese" means and how it's best served.

Playoffs are underway in the NBA and NHL, so Mike Pesca, host of Slate's podcast The Gist, takes this opportunity to debate the merits of the leagues with NPR's Melissa Block.




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