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He didn't care for journalism's austerities, but borrowed liberally from history to craft his books. The late, great novelist was a gentleman who spun untruths, in order to better get at what's true.
Dylann Roof will face hate crime and other federal charges in connection with the killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Some of the charges are death-penalty eligible.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Seth Stoughton, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, about what rights you have when pulled over for a traffic violation.
Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.
Turkey, one of the key U.S. allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State, was shaken this week by a bombing on a Kurdish community center that has the government fending off accusations of being soft on Islamists.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with John H. Richardson about his recent Esquire piece, "When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job."