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Rock critic Ken Tucker says the third studio album from country star Ashley Monroe "is a collection of deceptively pretty songs that cohere as a strong, serious piece of work."
Israelis support the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from a U.S. jail. He was arrested in 1985 and charged with passing secrets to Israel. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Daniel Estrin.
A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.
In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)
A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of an accident involving a commercial spaceship last year. The board says safety problems ran deep at the company which built the rocket.