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Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets

A legal showdown is building that affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.
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Republicans Upset Over Pentagon's Tactic To Save Money

The Pentagon is trying to save money by limiting the number of document pages it sends to Congress, which has Republican lawmakers upset.


A View From Inside The Governors' Meeting

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was one of the state leaders attending the Governors Association meeting this weekend. Host David Greene talks with the Democrat about the hot topics at this year's gathering in Williamsburg, Va.

Urban Outfitters And The Politics Of Cool

A recent poll confirms that the youngest voters are more likely to support President Obama than Republican Mitt Romney. So when Urban Outfitters unveiled a line of Romney T-shirts, the decision immediately generated a buzz.

Eyes On Election, Governors Hedge On Health Care

At the annual National Governors Association meeting, health care is a hot agenda item. State leaders are at odds with one another over the Affordable Care Act, and some who oppose the law won't yet say whether they'll use federal funds to expand Medicaid programs.

Green Party Pick Gives Democrats Brunt Of Criticism

Massachusetts physician Jill Stein won her party's nomination for president of the United States in Baltimore on Saturday. Stein calls her platform the Green New Deal, and it promises a series of emergency reforms.

Let Them Eat Kale: Vegetarians And The French Revolution

The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.

Obama On The Stump In Virginia

President Obama is campaigning in Virginia. He'll be in the suburbs of Richmond and Washington, D.C., Saturday. Friday, the president traveled to the tidewater region of southeastern Virginia, where he continued to make his pitch that he's the best champion for the middle class. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

'Exhaustion' Can Signify A Lot More Than 'Tired'

Shortly after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. dropped out of sight, his office said he was suffering from exhaustion. Then, his condition was described as a mood disorder. Those medically imprecise terms have a long and varied political history.