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Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced his retirement on Tuesday in a fiery speech denouncing the president, tells Morning Edition "the pivot we all hoped for isn't coming."

Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle.

Workers in Somalia's capital Mogadishu are still searching through the wreckage created by large truck bomb set off in a busy commercial district that killed 358 people and injuring hundreds more. In the large Somali immigrant community in Minneapolis, everyone is connected to a victim in some way. As the grieving continues, Somali-Americans are trying to help the survivors in any way they can from 8,000 miles away.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Minxin Pei, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, about how corruption permeates daily life in China and what impact Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign has had.

Author Jeff Goodell says that American cities are under threat from extreme weather, rising sea levels and lax enforcement of environmental regulations. His new book is The Water Will Come.

The violence includes "some of the most awful crimes we have ever seen," including beheadings and cutting children's throats, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein tells NPR.

There were some cancellations after the massacre, but tourism officials are welcoming visitors while asking that they be respectful of the tragedy.

James Brown's modest, walk-up apartment costs $1,300 a month, covered by Social Security and the federal government.

NPR is launching a deep exploration of how Americans experience discrimination in daily life. One key result: The sense that their own group suffers discrimination crosses racial and identity lines.

We don't always do what we're supposed to. We don't save enough for retirement. We order dessert when we're dieting. In other words we misbehave. Nobel Prize winning economist Richard Thaler asks why.

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