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Afghans Are The Winners In Their Presidential Elections

Host Scott Simon takes note of the huge turnout and great pride Afghans exhibited during their presidential election runoff.

In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

In 2003, NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Breslow were in Iraq. Back then, the city of Tikrit had just been liberated by U.S. troops. Today, Islamic hardliners are once again in charge.

Week In Politics: The Fall Of Mosul And The Defeat Of Eric Cantor

Regular political commentator David Brooks of The New York Times speaks with Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation about Iraq's disintegration and ramifications of Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat.

Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

Seventy years ago, U.S. assault troops landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, deciding the course of history. What might be different today if they had been turned back?

Week In Politics: Bowe Bergdahl And The Mississippi Senate Primary

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi.

Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.

Week In Politics: Shinseki's Resignation And Obama At West Point

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation and President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point.

A Speech To A Nation Weary Of War, And Wary Of The World

The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.

Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

Host Michel Martin reflects on the mission of Tell Me More as the program prepares to end production in August.