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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Ben Lockwood, assistant professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, about how successful the mortgage interest deduction has been in encouraging home ownership in the U.S.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former Republican Congressman Tom Davis from Virginia about the Democratic victories in yesterday's elections. Democrats had a strong showing up and down the ballot throughout the state.

Across the country, Tuesday's election was full of firsts. In Virginia, the House of Delegates gained its first openly transgender member, its first two Latinas, and its first Asian-American woman — and those are just the returns of one state's historical elections.

On the day that Vice President Pence visits Sutherland Springs, Texas to console victims of Sunday's church shooting, people in the town are still reacting to and reflecting on what's happened to the small community.

Right-wing movements favoring anti-immigrant platforms have gained ground in much of Europe. Italy is no exception. Some neo-fascist groups are aiming for parliamentary seats in next year's election.

In his new book, food historian David Downie takes readers on a gourmet jaunt through time to reveal how the French capital became a gastronomic powerhouse. (Hint: You can thank Rome.)

Many U.S. businesses say they're treated unfairly in China. And there are concerns about Chinese acquisitions of U.S. companies.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

President Trump says the Texas shooting shows that mental health is a "problem of the highest order." This comes amid a debate about mental illness, guns, and his own record on mental health programs.

There's been another delay in the high profile federal conspiracy trial against anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia associates in Nevada. Bundy, two of his sons and another militiaman are accused of leading an armed standoff against federal agents near the Bundy ranch outside Las Vegas in 2014. The Bundys refuse to recognize federal control of public land.

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