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Reality TV is popular around the world. It's also roundly mocked as formulaic and contrived. But can that kind of fragile fantasy meaningfully influence the real world?

Russia is the biggest country in the world by land mass, so when you ask what Russians think about the presidential election this Sunday, the answers vary greatly by geography.

The White House says there are no immediate personnel changes looming, despite rampant rumors that of more staff shakeups.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince begins a tour of the U.S. next week to try and drum up foreign investment. That may be a hard sell after 200 princes and wealthy businessmen were detained at a luxury hotel in Riyadh for three months as part of the prince's anti-corruption campaign.

Carol Quinn, archivist for Irish Distillers, makers of Jameson whiskey says records of Ireland's special blend go back to the 14th century. Quinn discusses the resurgence of Irish whiskey.

The last time Tiger Woods won a golf tournament was 2013. Once the world's top player, he's struggled with a myriad of health issues and off-the-course distractions. But he's back and close to winning again.

50 years after the My Lai massacre, in which American soldiers in Vietnam killed more than 500 civilians in a period of four hours, the atrocity continues to resonate in America.

When Russians head to the polls to vote for president on Sunday, thousands of election observers will be watching for fraud. The head of an election watchdog group in Moscow and a woman who blew the whistle on election fraud in 2011 talk about what it means to watch the election.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and Boston Herald reporter Kimberly Atkins about U.S.-Russia relations, the firing of Rex Tillerson and the Pennsylvania special congressional election upset by Democrat Conor Lamb.

President Trump publicly chastised McMaster last month, after he said that "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

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