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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Iran's leaders lashed out at the Trump administration overnight for imposing new sanctions. This comes as U.S. officials are trying to build a coalition to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. What kind of threat does Iran pose in the Gulf? Also, more than 300 migrant children are moving out of a squalid detention facility in Texas. How many more children are facing similar conditions at other facilities? Plus, how Oklahoma is planning to divide up its $85 million dollar opioid settlement.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Trump administration says it is imposing new sanctions against Iran today. Will more sanctions convince Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal? The administration is also set to discuss part one of its Middle East peace plan this week. Why why have the Palestinians already rejected it? Plus, some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are in hiding. What can Oregon's Democrats do to get them back for a vote on a climate change bill?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

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BONUS: Evangelicals and Politics

Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? A bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline.

BONUS: Evangelicals and Politics

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Friday, June 21st, 2019

President Trump reportedly backs off on airstrikes against Iran. As the dispute escalates, what is Iran's reaction? And Alabama Republican Roy Moore is making a second run for the U.S. Senate.

Friday, June 21st, 2019

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Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. disputes that it was in Iranian airspace. Joe Biden's recent comments draw heat from his 2020 presidential rivals. China's president visits Pyongyang to hold two days of talks with North Korea's leader.

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

President Trump's first official 2020 campaign rally included allegations of a witch hunt and attacks on Hillary Clinton, but will airing past grievances be enough to secure a win in 2020? Plus, critics have questions about the president's plan to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carry out mass deportations starting next week.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

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BONUS: Hooponomics

The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.

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Friday, June 14th, 2019

The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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