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Talks on the brutal Syrian conflict have ended in Munich with the West and Russia far apart. Russia, whose planes are carrying out deadly bombing raids, seems to hold the cards.

Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.

Serving as a U.N. peacekeeper can be a lucrative profession for young Africans. But Burundians seeking such work must pledge loyalty to their government, which is implicated in human rights abuses.

For the first time, sex slavery is being acknowledged in court as a war crime. The 11 alleged victims are using the trial platform to condemn this kind of abuse, for fear it could happen again.

One of the last of the trials of Nazi guards has begun in Germany. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center about their future after these prosecutions end.

Stock markets rallied on Friday, but it was not enough to erase the losses from earlier in the week. Investors are fretting that the recent market turmoil could mean another recession.

How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.

Weekend Edition remembers Sam Spence, a longtime composer of rousing musical scores for NFL Films' documentaries and highlight reels.

The NBA's All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL.

Last year's war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia's intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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