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Loretta Lynch made her first visit to a federal prison as the nation's top law enforcement officer. She highlighted the need for more services to help inmates re-enter society.

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.

American and Cuban musicians played together in Havana in the first official cultural exchange in half a century. Among them: Usher, Dave Matthews, X Alfonso, and Smokey Robinson.

NPR's Scott Simon asks Adam Haslett about his latest novel. Haslett says he "needed that imaginary space to investigate" his family history of mental illness.

NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran firefighter Mary Beth Michos about how sexism in the firehouse has escalated with the rise of cyberbullying.

A report from the Council of Economic Advisors suggests longer sentences increases rates of recidivism, resulting in little impact on crime rate. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with CEA chief Jason Furman.

A Tweet might have cost an early favorite in the NFL draft millions of dollars in lost income, while an Instagram post could provoke an investigation of his school.

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shannon Galpin, founder of the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, about withdrawing her support of the scandal-plagued Afghanistan Women's Cycling Team.

Bobby Knight is not one known to make political endorsements. NPR's Scott Simon asks the legendary basketball coach about his endorsement of Donald Trump in Tuesday's Indiana primary.

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