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Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.
Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal as a step in the right direction.
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted the popularity of big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year — more than half those hunters are American.
With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.
These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.
People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?