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Drug czar Pablo Escobar's son studied to be an architect. But his late father's notoriety interfered with business, so today he's a speaker urging kids to stay away from drugs.

With the likely discovery of the HMS Terror in polar waters, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with novelist Dan Simmons, author of The Terror a fictionalized account of the wreck of HMS Terror and Erebus.

The ride-hailing firm Uber began testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh this week. Professor and author Timothy Carone discusses the technology and risks of driverless Uber vehicles.

The history of African-Americans and the California Gold Rush is a complicated one, and often overlooked. But it's part of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sports columnist Kevin Blackistone discusses the week in sports, from news about approved drugs taken by U.S. athletes to ongoing national anthem protests that have caught on with high school teams.

Does the media have a responsibility to consider the agenda of sources — especially foreign governments — when it's airing hot news that comes from hackers?

Edward Snowden is having a big week, as the subject of both a laudatory new Oliver Stone biopic and a scathing report from the House Intelligence Committee. We examine the competing narratives.

Historically black colleges and universities are having big increases in student enrollment. Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough thinks it's because of increased racial tensions on campuses.

Most of Russia's opposition has been greatly weakened or eliminated. As Russians elect a new parliament, it's expected to be a rubber-stamp body that follows the wishes of President Vladimir Putin.

Eight years after Obama made history as the first African-American president, his legacy is just starting to emerge.




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