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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia about the U.S. response to attacks on Russian ex-pats in the U.K., and the latest sanctions imposed against Russia by the Treasury Department.

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.

The government is steadily increasing the use of facial or biometric scanning at the nation's airports. Airlines say it can speed the boarding process, but critics say the scans aren't always accurate and there are privacy concerns.

The evolution of artificial intelligence has exploded over the past five years, leading to computers that can drive and talk. New York Times' Cade Metz explains how machines are learning on their own.

The government has resigned after weeks of political turmoil in the country. The move follows the slaying of a journalist who was investigating alleged corruption involving foreign businessmen.

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.

President Trump's new tariffs have ports and steel manufacturers in the West uneasy, as they rely on steel imports from the Pacific Rim.

One month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students around the country walked out of school in a call for action against school shootings.

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Victoria Nuland, a former assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs about the Mike Pompeo's nomination to lead the State Department.

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