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A 90-year-old Texas woman is trying to make "Juneteenth," a holiday that honors the freedom of slaves, a national holiday. She's walked around the country and will end her petition in Washington, D.C.

NPR's Michel Martin talks with ethicist and founder of the Ethics Alarm blog Jack Marshall about the moral and ethical implications of the death penalty decision for Dylann Roof.

In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.

Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a towering political figure in Iran for decades — from the 1979 revolution to current President Hassan Rouhani's surprise win in 2013. He was Iran's fourth president.

Renowned journalist and jazz critic Nat Hentoff has died at 91 years old.

What should a happy family look like? Writer Dan Kois is embarking on a year-long trip around the world with his family — to investigate how families in other cultures live.

The death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau has been the catalyst for major changes in how the theme park handles its killer whales. The whale responsible for Brancheau's death, has died in Orlando.

Washington Post sports writer Sally Jenkins talks about about sexual assault accusations against University of Minnesota football players, and the complexity of judging these cases.

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