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Lessons From The Language Boot Camp For Mormon Missionaries

The Missionary Training Center, which prepares young adults to spread the Gospel around the world, is recognized as a model for language instruction. And the program only takes a few weeks.

Prisoner Swap One Of Several Tough Moments For Obama In Recent Weeks

NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson talks with Arun Rath about the controversial Berghdal POW swap, the roll out of tougher emissions standards and systemic problems within the VA.

How Bergdahl's Release Fits In The History Of Prisoner Exchanges

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with military historian Paul Springer, author of America's Captives, about the history of prisoner exchanges in times of war.

'Expecto Patronum!' How Themed Weddings Are Sweeping The Nation

Combining your love for Harry Potter and Game of Thrones could make for one memorable day, and strangely dressed characters are increasingly storming marriage ceremonies across America.

Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock

Turns out New Jersey's economy — not the George Washington Bridge scandal — may be the biggest threat to the governor's presidential ambitions.

Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.

A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.

Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.

Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.