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Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Esquire Magazine Editor A.J. Jacobs is known for reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in order to become the world's smartest person. Now he attempts to prove he is related to everyone.
As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"
In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are asking: "How can we lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens?"
NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.
Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?