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Jar Jar Binks is one of the most reviled Star Wars characters. But in the hands of Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First.
Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
The military handed out nearly 50 awards Friday at Fort Hood in Texas. They were for the dozens of people who survived a deadly shooting rampage on the Army post in 2009. The Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom medals came after years of lobbying.
The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the history of how Cuba ended up on the state-sponsored terrorism list.