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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum explains how Stalin killed millions in the '30s by orchestrating a famine to suppress the nationalist movement and strengthen Russian influence in Ukraine.

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot-tall statue, which they hoped would bring tourists to their region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.

Authorities have identified 47 firearms owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. Chris Michel says he sold a shotgun to Paddock, who had visited his gun store several times.

The Caribbean island of Barbuda had to evacuate all its residents when Hurricane Irma hit last month, but now they are slowly starting to return. NPR's Michel Martin catches up with reporter Anika Kentish who's been following the story.

For this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Susan Chira of The New York Times, conservative commentator Lenny McAllister and journalist Jeff Yang talk about this week's news in sexual harassment, gender politics in sports and more.

Supreme Court justices this week looked at whether police can arrest people who they mistakenly believe are trespassing.

Dan Gross, founder of the Center to Prevent Youth Violence and former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, explains whether gun regulations are making progress on the state level.

The U.S. has more guns than any other country in the world. While other developed peer countries also have high rates gun of ownership, they have less mass shootings. Adam Winkler of UCLA School of Law and Priscilla Imboden of Switzerland Radio explain why.

In at least 54 percent of mass shootings, the perpetrator also shot an intimate partner or relative. NPR's Michel Martin talks with gun policy expert Robert Spitzer about the pattern of domestic abuse among mass shooters.

When a drifting weedkiller hit America's farming heartland this summer, it damaged crops and friendships. The chemical could also be bad news for other vegetation, as well as bees and butterflies.




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