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Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

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A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.

A Citizens' Petition Calls For A New French President: Barack Obama

He's got "the best resume in the world for the job," according to the "Obama 2017" campaign. They even have a slogan: "Oui on peut!" (That's French for "Yes we can"). Some 27,000 people are on board.

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Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria

Sergei Shoigu praised Russia's military prowess in Syria, noting that of 162 weapons tested, 10 performed below expectations. Human rights groups say Russia's campaign has come at a horrific cost.

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Trump Sends Top Aides To Mexico Amid Tensions With U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Mexico to discuss issues including border security, trade and fractious relations between the two neighboring countries.

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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.

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Jordanian Man Deported During First Days Of Trump's Travel Ban

A Jordanian man was one of scores who lawyers say was coerced into giving up his visa at a U.S. airport during the first days of President Trump's travel restrictions. He's back in Amman.

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Trump Directs Agencies To Identify How Much Aid The U.S. Gives Mexico

President Trump has directed the heads of all executive departments and agencies to identify all funds given to Mexico. NPR takes a look at the exact amount of those funds and how that figure compares to the cost of building a wall on the southern U.S. border.

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These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

Three of the five films in the documentary short category show Syrians affected by the years-long conflict, including a group of civilian rescue volunteers, fleeing refugees and a resettled family.

Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts were intended to smooth out growing tensions between the two countries.

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

June 9, 2016
The scene of a shooting attack is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheine

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

June 9, 2016
Mitch Zuckoff is author of "13 Hours." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

June 9, 2016
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

Global Pushback On American I.T. Giants

June 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

June 8, 2016
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 8, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

June 7, 2016
A bomb attack targeted Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on June 7, 2016, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reported. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

June 7, 2016
Minerva Institute executive chairman Senator Bob Kerrey speaks during the Columnist coversation at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

The U.S. And India As Modi Visits Washington

June 7, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

June 6, 2016
An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

June 6, 2016
People queue to cast their ballot during a referendum on May 18, 2014 in Bulle, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

June 6, 2016
NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016. (Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal)

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

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