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A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
Two more men sentenced to die have been exonerated. Another wronged man, James Lee Woodard, visited NPR's Wade Goodwyn years ago. On his first day out of prison, he bonded with Goodwyn's dogs.
In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.
Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.
President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.
Paul Thorn is a tough guy who sings the blues. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to the former-prizefighter-turned-musician about his new CD, Too Blessed to Be Stressed.
He can't yet get a driver's license, but Kaz Grala, 15, regularly drives at speeds of up to 160 mph. The honors student is the youngest full-time driver in NASCAR's K&N Pro East Series.
For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.
A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.
Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.
The dobro is a fretless guitar that gives country and bluegrass its unique twang. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes about their new album, Three Bells.
In the film, Fort Bliss, a sergeant serving in Afghanistan struggles between her duties as a mother and as a soldier. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with director Claudia Myers about her latest movie.
Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.
One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.
Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.
As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.
With the airlines packing more people into planes, "recliner rage" is on the rise. Is it a problem of entitled passengers, or just too many of us squeezed into small spaces?
The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.