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The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.
At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.
Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."
Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.
The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.
Results are coming in from Ireland's vote on same-sex marriage. It's not just a referendum on gay rights; it's also a litmus test for how much this socially conservative country has changed recently.
Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.
The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.
Thousands of migrants remain trapped on boats in Southeast Asia's Andaman Sea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Michael Sullivan about what he heard from some of the people who've reached Thailand.
The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.