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Renee Montagne talks to Lawrence Wright of The New Yorker about his article on the impact of U.S. hostage policy on 5 families whose children where held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State.
NPR reported the VA failed to keep its promise of benefits to thousands of WWII veterans exposed to mustard gas, and an unknown set of U.S. military tests singled out minority soldiers by race.
Hillary Clinton is leaning into the conversation on race following the S.C. church shootings by going to Florissant, Mo., which borders Ferguson. As a presidential candidate the move brings some risk.
Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.
Some retailers have pulled Confederate-themed items from their shelves after the South Carolina shooting suspect appeared in photos with the flag. The debate over what the flag symbolizes continues.
Minibuses typically stop anywhere you ask, but drivers in the Siberian city of Omsk are protesting the court ruling by only making official stops.