Federal officials inject themselves in the debate over Metro safety. Maryland state lawmakers spar over early voting sites in Montgomery County. And Pope Francis' representatives in D.C. make a last-minute plea for a death row inmate in Virginia.
Russia launches another round of airstrikes in Syria. In Afghanistan, fighting with the Taliban continues in Kunduz. And a Palestinian flag flies at the U.N. for the first time. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Block for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Nine people and a gunman are dead after a shooting at an Oregon community college. Bernie Sanders narrows the fundraising gap with Hillary Clinton in the last quarter. And Congress avoids a government shutdown – for now. A panel of journalists joins guest host Melissa Block of NPR News for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Under a deal with D.C. United, the District needs to acquire land needed to build a soccer stadium. But it appears that negotiations with the landholder aren't going well, because Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration has filed to take the land using eminent domain.
New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.
Russian President Putin is widely popular in Russia, despite his ruthless reputation abroad. A former Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times explains how Putin rose from obscurity to become one of the world’s most powerful and enigmatic leaders.
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