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The Chicago Police Department is doubling its supply of Tasers in an effort to reduce the use of lethal force. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former Baltimore police officer Peter Moskos about the effectiveness of Tasers in de-escalating conflicts.

Until recently, retired Marine Gen. John Allen led the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Allen about U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria and whether it's working.

Will we still be eating kale? What's changing in food as we begin 2016 and what can we expect?

Angry over the execution of Shiite cleric Sheik Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, protesters gathered at the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, reports Iran's semi-official news agency. Some entered the building.

The country executed 47 people today, including a prominent cleric for the minority Shia in the Kingdom. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was a vocal critic of the Saudi monarchy and was arrested in 2012.

Russian tourists love the beaches of Egypt and Turkey. But the recent losses of a Russian civilian plane in Egypt and a military plane along the Turkish border have changed their plans.

David Padilla, a 48-year-old father of three, was sentenced to life in prison in 1997. After serving 19 years, President Obama commuted his sentence. NPR's Scott Simon shares Padilla's story.

Floods aren't over in the Midwest but some of the hardest hit small towns around St. Louis have begun cleaning up. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from the Bourbeuse River.

The Army is asking for volunteers to eat Meals Ready to Eat — and nothing but — for six weeks for a study on gut health. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on MREs and the jokes soldiers crack about them.

Anton Gunn rose in the ranks from local activist to working in the Obama White House. He's now in South Carolina, disengaged from national politics and watching the 2016 candidates from the sidelines.




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