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Utah's First Openly Gay Mayor-Elect Hopes To Build Bridges With LDS Church

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jackie Biskupski, mayor-elect of Salt Lake City. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city, and one of the first openly gay politicians in the state of Utah.

British Prime Minister Urges Parliament To Approve Airstrikes In Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron is making a second attempt to persuade parliament to allow the Royal Air Force to take part in attacks on ISIS in Syria.

U.N. Chief: Paris Convention Represents 'Turning Point' In Climate Policy

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, about why she's optimistic about the climate convention in Paris.

5 Things To Know: FAA Task Force Recommends A Drone Registry

A task force created by the Federal Aviation Administration recommends that people flying drones heavier than a half-pound should register with the government. Here are a few things to know.
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Globalization, Religious Extremism And Jihad Around The World

The attacks in Mali and Paris point to a broadening battlefield in a war being waged by disparate jihadist groups. The growth of Islamic extremism and the outlook for an international coalition to combat it.


Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government

A clear majority favors the government taking "a major role" in fighting terrorism, and Republicans are much more likely to say they're angry with the government, according to Pew Research Center.

N.J. Mayor Disagrees With Gov. Christie Over Syrian Refugees

The mayor Of Prospect Park is speaking out against Gov. Chris Christie's plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. Steve Inskeep talks to Mohamed Khairullah, a Syrian American.

After Paris Attacks, Security Dominates Conversation — And Campaigns

Security continues to be a hot topic in politics as Donald Trump again makes controversial statements this weekend. NPR's Domenico Montanaro gives us the latest on what GOP voters think as well as an update on the upset in the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Democrat Governor Victory Disrupts Partisan Politics Tradition

After scandal plagued Republican rival Sen. David Vitter and supporters crossed party lines, Democrat John Bel Edwards has emerged as the winner of Louisiana's bitter governor's race.

Obama Ends Asian Summit With Focus On Counterterrorism

At the close of an Asian summit in Malaysia, President Obama vowed to destroy ISIS on the battlefield, while also saying that the most powerful tool was to show ISIS "that we're not afraid."