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The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.

The cease-fire that was supposed to halt fighting between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government has not taken hold. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder.

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.

Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.

A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch more than $200,000.

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.




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