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Where is Kim Jong Un? Many in North Korea are wondering, after the leader missed a ceremony to pay tribute to his late father and grandfather. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Stephen Evans.
Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and to Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.
Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.
On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.
In a terrible way, Alan Cumming's childhood taught him how to act. He learned how to read a room and to avoid his father's wrath. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his new memoir.