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      • Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

        South African freedom fighter Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

      • Iranian And Russian Presidents Meet In Moscow

        Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rouhani said recently that he hoped "a new turning point in the development of our relations will be reached." NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about their relationship.

      • What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

        A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

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      • Week In Politics: House Intel Committee, GOP Health Care Bill

        NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Guy Benson of Townhall.com for the about the controversy surrounding the House Intelligence Committee, the debate over the GOP health care bill and Democrats' plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

      • Ashamed, Confused And In The Closet

        Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a gay man who is married to a woman and doesn't know what to do.

      • Week In Politics: GOP Health Care Bill, Trump's Budget Proposal

        NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Republican health care bill and President Trump's budget proposal.

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      • Rep. Adam Schiff: Nunes Should Step Away From Russia Investigation

        A scheduled open hearing Tuesday on Russia's involvement in the U.S. election is now closed. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the ranking member of that committee, Democrat Adam Schiff.

      • Release Of Possible Topics For 2020 Census Raises Concerns

        The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release proposed topics for questions in the 2020 census. Some demographers are worried that the census will become too politicized under the Trump administration.

      • Some Cities Undaunted By Attorney General Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities'

        On Monday, the Justice Department said it would follow through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities." In Travis County, Texas — which includes the city of Austin — officials have said they would not comply with this order. NPR's David Greene talks to Sarah Eckhardt, a Travis County judge, about the potentially severe consequences of being a so-called "sanctuary city" under the Trump administration.

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