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A Weapon Without A Mission: U.S. Developing Boost-Glide Missile

The U.S. military has been working on a weapon that could strike remote targets quickly. NPR's Arun Rath talks with James Acton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the technology.

Who Won The War In Afghanistan? Perhaps No One

The U.S. is re-assessing what it has accomplished in more than 12 years of war in Afghanistan. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hassan Abbas, professor at the National Defense University and author of The Taliban Revival.

Catching Up: What The VA Secretary's Resignation Means

Amid reports of excessive wait times for veterans' health care, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Quil Lawrence about the problems in the agency and the fallout of the resignation.

Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

Abortion Services Return To Town Where George Tiller Was Murdered

Five years ago, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed during church services in Wichita, Kan. His clinic closed after his death, but a new one has just opened to a familiar scene.

Border Patrol Releases New Use-Of-Force Guidelines, Critical Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said the release was a push for more transparency. The agency had previously declined to make changes recommended by the panel.

In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.

If D-Day Failed, Eisenhower Was Ready To Take The Blame

As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches NPR's Scott Simon talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss about the letter Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote, just in case the operation failed.

With VA Hospitals Overtaxed, Vets May Have To Go Private

Eric Shinseki stepped down as the chief of veterans affairs, but will things improve at VA hospitals? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Tom Bowman about what needs to happen to improve services.