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Health insurer Anthem has agreed to buy fellow insurer Cigna for close to $50 billion. NPR looks at what the deal might mean for consumers.
President Obama arrives in Kenya on Friday for his first visit to his father's homeland since becoming president. He will address an African entrepreneur conference.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, about Turkey allowing U.S. airstrikes against extremists in Syria and Iraq.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest with Hillary Clinton's emails, the Donald Trump phenomenon, economic issues and minimum wage increases.
The state passed a tough gun law in 2013, but the people "have repealed it on their own. They're just ignoring the law," says the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to tournament director Karen Kimaki about the inaugural Quidditch European Games, taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy.