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Document Trump's Rhetoric Renews Debate In Guam: Is Being 'Tip Of The Spear' Worth It?
People on the U.S. territory of Guam find their home caught between North Korea and President Trump's escalating rhetoric. But it's not just talk if you're the Americans being targeted, say residents.
Document Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale
The Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Bienniale places ancient artwork saved from extremist destruction alongside work by contemporary artists as a way to make sense of the country's complicated history.
Document Art Camp Thrives On 8 Open Lots On Hamtramck-Detroit Border
In Hamtramck, Mich., a working class city almost surrounded by Detroit, camp is not affordable for many kids. An artist has started a camp inspired by adventure playgrounds and neighborhood artists.
Document Calif. Communities Impacted By Rising Seas File Climate Suit
Two California counties and the city of Imperial Beach filed a tobacco-style lawsuit against oil, gas and coal companies alleging they knew about climate change and misled the public.
Document Former Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin On Centerist Politics
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate in the 2016 campaign, about the place for centrist politics in the U.S. political landscape.
Document Disney Settles Defamation Case With Beef Products Inc.
Disney disclosed it paid $177 million to settle the "pink slime" defamation case involving the ABC network which it owns. NPR's Scott Simon talks to University of Michigan law professor Lenn Niehoff.
Document YA Books Are Targeted In Intense Social Media Callouts, Rosenfield Says
A young adult novel is fiercely criticized on Twitter and accused of being racist by those who haven't read it. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kat Rosenfield, who covered the story for Vulture.
Document Unfilled State Department Jobs Could Hamper North Korea Solutions
As the rhetoric between the Trump administration and North Korea escalates, many of the important diplomatic portfolios that deal with East Asia lie empty at the State Department.
Document Unearthed Canaanite Graves Shed Light On Descendants In Lebanon
DNA analysis of an ancient burial ground shows that today's Lebanese are genetic descendants of the biblical Canaanites. That has some Lebanese re-evaluating their fractured identity.
Document Kenyan President Wins Re-Election But The Opposition Still Has Doubts
Kenya's incumbent president immediately offered an olive branch to the opposition after his re-election was made official. But his challenger is digging in on claims that the vote was rigged.
Document Researchers: Hackers Could Encode Human DNA With Malicious Software
University of Washington researchers say malware could be encoded into DNA strands. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to researcher Karl Koscher about the findings and what they mean for gene sequencing.
Document Trump's EPA Has Rolled Back Dozens Of Environmental Regulations
Some Environmental Protection Agency employees have left under President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Administrator of the EPA Gina McCarthy about recent policy changes.
Document Kremlin Speaks Out After North Korea Rhetoric Heats Up
Moscow had been uncharacteristically silent after President Trump's "fire and fury" comment. Russia and China are thought to be working behind the scenes to try to reduce U.S.-North Korea tensions.
Document Weekly Sports Chat: Dallas Cowboy Suspended, Track And Field Goodbyes
NPR's Scott Simon talks about the week in sports — NFL suspensions, track and field farewells and a baseball player sold on the cheap — with NPR's Tom Goldman.
Document ICE Should Stop Conducting Raids At New York Courthouses, Gonzalez Says
Eric Gonzalez, acting district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., has called for ICE agents to treat courthouses as sensitive locations. He tells NPR's Scott Simon those raids get in the way of due process.

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