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Comedian Joel McHale spoke at the annual White House Correspondents' Associa...
The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.
Phil Collins got hooked on the 1835 battle as a kid in the 1950's watching Davy Crockett on TV. Crockett was among the 200 Americans who defended the Alamo against 1,500 Mexican troops.
The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.
President Obama's choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald. He is West Point grad from a military family, and would lead an agency in crisis.
Africa is big business for China. Howard French, author of China's Second Continent, talks to Steve Inskeep about why some African countries are of particular interest to Chinese leaders.