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World's Shortest Business Brief: The Smoffice

Contest results are in for the world's smallest office.

U.S. To North Korea: Dismantle Nuke Program, Then We'll Talk

Washington says actions speak louder than words and that Pyongyang must first meet international obligations before "senior-level" meetings can take place.

Syrian Strife Draws In Neighbors, Global Players

Iran, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the key global stakeholders in the conflict that has taken an estimated 93,000 lives. Here's a look at what some of them stand to gain — or lose.

Will The NSA Rethink Its Data Collection System?

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Joel Brenner, former senior counsel at the National Security Agency, about whether the NSA can protect Americans' privacy while also collecting foreign intelligence through its surveillance programs.

Putting Up A Good Front For The G8

County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland is hosting this year's G8 Summit. To spruce up the recession-hit area, the county has created some fake storefronts. Host Rachel Martin speaks with District Council member Brendan Hegarty.

Syria, Economy Top The G8 Agenda

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley as President Obama departs for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

Colorado Springs Learns To Live With Fire

For the second year in a row, Colorado Springs has been beset by wildfire. As NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, the city and its emergency response crews are doing their best to take the threat in stride.

Why Both Sides Want Gay Marriage Settled By The States

The Supreme Court may rule on same-sex marriage this week, but up until now, the battle has largely played out at the state level. Advocates both for and against say they're glad the issue didn't reach the court any sooner.

New Ads Still Warn A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.