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Chemical Weapons Law Doesn't Apply To Jilted Lover, Supreme Court Rules

Federal laws that were meant to prevent the international use of chemical weapons can't be applied to a woman who tried to poison her husband's mistress, the Supreme Court says.
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Patient Choice and Privacy in the Digital Age

The recent release of a massive trove of Medicare data is already being hailed by journalists and researchers. Along with several other transparency initiatives, the information could help patients better navigate their health care options.


#WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign Comes To Inaugural BookCon

BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all-white lineup.

Syrian Election Expected To Give Assad Another Term

Bashar Assad expects a victory in Tuesday's presidential election to grant his regime legitimacy. David Greene talks to Sam Dagher, of The Wall Street Journal, for an election preview.

Political Division Over Effect Of Swapping 5 Detainees For POW

In exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. transferred five detainees from Guantanamo to Qatar. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry about the swap.

What's Next For Egypt After Sisi's Win?

In Egyptian elections this week, former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi won a decisive victory. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Cairo correspondent Leila Fadel about what Egyptians are preparing for next.

What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Who's Bill This Time

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Commencement Speaker in Chief, Man Up, and the Rolling Sarcophagus.

Panel Round One

Really, really, really Grande.