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Casualties for Soviet Russia far exceeded other allies arrayed against the Nazis. An estimated 24 million soldiers and civilians were killed.

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Rancho High School in Las Vegas this week. It's a school full of DREAMers with big plans for the future, and they aren't afraid of politics.

Business has been good for Seattle restaurants as high-tech firms flourish. But the city's rising minimum wage has restaurant owners struggling to revise their business plans.

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.

Prices are about one-fourth what they were in 2011. A drop in global demand, especially in China, has triggered layoffs in northern Minnesota's mines and the effects are being felt around the region.

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