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U.S. troops are on the ground in Syria training local forces to fight ISIS. But Turkish troops and their local allies are on verge of a confrontation with them.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about Kim Yo Jong, the increasingly influential sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, who will be joining the country's Olympic delegation.

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.

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.

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.




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