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Two retired generals spoke out at the political conventions last month. The retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says they and other officers should keep their politics private.

Turkish lawmakers want the U.S. to extradite a cleric they accuse of backing a failed coup. But the process is far from easy and depends on international politics as much as courts.

Defense attorneys in the military commissions of the alleged 9/11 plotters are throwing up roadblock after roadblock to increase the chances of saving their clients from the death penalty. The government could make the case go a lot quicker, they say, if prosecutors took that danger off the table.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR congressional reporter Susan Davis about Donald Trump's unwillingness to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain in their primaries next week. Echoing Ryan's words when Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Trump said of endorsing Ryan, "I'm not there yet."

In an election year marked by vitriol toward the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.

Since 1979, the federal government has urged daily flossing. But the recommendation was recently removed from U.S. dietary guidelines after health advisers found the evidence of benefits to be weak.

Turkey abolished capital punishment in 2004. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says public demand for restoring it can't be ignored. But doing so would hurt Turkey's bid to join the EU.

The report comes after a joint investigation by NPR and PBS' Frontline that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.

Renee Montagne speaks with Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan about the American airstrikes targeting ISIS in Libya. The strikes, launched Monday, hit the coastal town of Sirte, an ISIS stronghold.

In California's Joshua Tree National Park, scientists say the quirky trees are in trouble. The National Park Service is looking for ways to save them for future visitors to experience.




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