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Many Senate Democrats seeking reelection are in states that Trump carried in 2016. That presents opportunities for the GOP to win and make a takeover effort by Democrats tougher. But there's a problem as the GOP has had trouble recruiting top tier candidates in several important races.

Wednesday is the final day of a major corruption trial centered on the Baltimore Police Department. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, who is at the federal court in Baltimore and has been covering this case.

Since the opposition leader declared himself president a week ago, the Kenyan government has essentially suspended constitutional order, ignoring rulings from a powerful court.

U.S. winter Olympians — whose sports can defy gravity and involve breakneck speeds on snow and ice — share some of their most common nightmares in a special NPR Up First podcast from Pyeongchang.

After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.

The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.

With three fatal train accidents in recent weeks, there's been a cry for Positive Train Control, a system that will automatically stop trains before certain types of accidents can happen. WIlliam Vantuono, editor-in-chief of Railway Age, explains how PTC works and why it's taking so long for it to be widely adopted.

The stock market plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday, reversing the growth in the markets throughout 2017. Richard Salmen is chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what consumers should be doing.

One of the fastest Olympic events is the luge. Lying down, feet first and traveling at speeds faster than 90 mph. The difference between winning and losing is tiny and a man from New York is doing his part to help athletes win gold.

In 1998, the Las Vegas Review-Journal abruptly killed a story about sexual misconduct at the properties of casino mogul Steve Wynn. Now, with allegations against Wynn again in the headlines, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Carri Geer Thevenot, the reporter of that original story.

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