This week, President Obama said the U.S. would continue and expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. But the US. is not the only player there. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.
From Syria to Iraq, Ukraine, Liberia and even Ferguson, Missouri, the summer of 2014 has been full of terrible news. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Harvard's Steven Pinker to try to answer the question: Is the world getting more messy?
The release of the Ray Rice video was not the first time TMZ has jolted the media world with raw videos or primary-source documents demonstrating celebrity wrong-doing. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen.