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A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.
Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.
The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
Police in Colorado Springs gave Lucas Hinch a ticket for discharging a firearm. But he told the Los Angeles Times he had no regrets. The crime was premeditated, he says, and also "glorious."
Katie Early, 8, of Knoxville, Tenn., wanted to walk to school by herself. To make sure she was safe, and looking both ways before crossing the street, her dad Chris used a drone to follow her.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.