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New 'Serial' Podcast, 'S-Town,' Just Debuted All Its Episodes At Once

Creators Brian Reed and Julie Snyder talk at length about your next podcast addiction.

Your Financial Life Could Be Ruined If Your Name Is On This Massive Government List

The Treasury Department essentially has a 1,000-page financial no-fly list.

How Russia Became Assad's Biggest Backer

Putin is doubling down on his support for the Syrian president.

Border Agents Illegally Turned Away Asylum-Seeker And Her Children, Attorney Says

The government told senators that the woman didn't ask for asylum. But she and her lawyer say she tried repeatedly.

The Latest San Bernardino Shooting Reveals A Far More Common Form Of Terror

Extremist attacks don't pose a daily threat to American women. But their partners do.

The Gay Refugee Lawyer Who Helped Fight The Muslim Ban

Luis Mancheno says America saved his life. Now he wants to make sure it saves other people too.

United Airline's CEO Got His Job After His Predecessor Resigned Amid Scandal

The airline, which on Sunday violently ejected a passenger, has been marred by scandal in recent years.

While Trump Was Dominating In Deep-Red Oklahoma, This Democrat Won A Landslide

Now Joe Maxwell is urging his party not to give up on rural America.

In Kansas City, A Mother Fears Her Children Could Be Next

Mahnaz Shabbir spent 15 years trying to protect her family from Islamophobia. Then two men who looked like her sons were shot in Olathe.

Thousands Shut Down Ireland’s Streets In Legal Abortion Protests

International Women's Day marchers are optimistic, but change in a Roman Catholic country doesn't come so easily.

Colombia And Former Rebels Are Trying To Build Peace, One Tent At A Time

A look into one transition zone, set up from scratch. Some wonder if the government can deliver on its promises fast enough.

Trump's Order Is Still A Muslim Ban, Faith Groups Say

Christians, Muslims, Jews and Sikhs agree: “A ban by any other name is still a ban.”

The Real Goal Of Trump's 'Merit-Based' Immigration Plan May Just Be Fewer Immigrants

That's ironic because the countries he thinks get it right actually welcome more people.

Just A Reminder That Trump Has Still Provided Zero Evidence Of Voter Fraud

Evidence disproving it, however, keeps rolling in.

Trump's Already Small Circle Of Trusted Advisers Suffers Another Big Blow

Attorney General Jeff Sessions can no longer protect the president from investigations involving Russia.

Obama Administration Made Last-Ditch Attempt To Free Americans From Iranian Prison

The negotiations collapsed days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

Trump Team's Ties To Russia Face Sharper Scrutiny Amid New House Probe And Explosive Reports

Pressure grows for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigations into the scandal.

Democrats On Donald Trump's Address To Congress: It Was 'Surreal'

"It actually felt a little bit like The Hunger Games at points."

With Trump, The Buck Stops With 'The Generals,' Not The President

The president signed off on the raid that killed a Navy SEAL, but has not taken responsibility for its problems.

Donald Trump Has Already Picked His Favorite Muslims

The president's team has only nice things to say about Egypt, Jordan and the UAE.

Jeff Sessions Didn't Read DOJ's Chicago Report. But He Thinks It's 'Anecdotal.'

The attorney general signaled a change in the Justice Department's approach to civil rights.

German Nationalists Take Inspiration From Trump

“Trump says America first. We say Germany first!”

Donald Trump Just Launched A War On Whistleblowers

The president is suggesting a major purge is in the offing.

Donald Trump Has Mobilized Women In A Way Hillary Clinton Never Quite Could

Regular women with no background in politics are leading the resistance.

This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand

Real people with serious medical issues are finally getting the help they need.

They Fled Iraq For America. Now, They Cope With Life Under Trump.

A country that once seemed filled with salvation, promise and opportunity has become much less hospitable.

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable

Trump's top adviser thinks we're in "the great Fourth Turning in American history.”

Trump Gives Thumbs-Up To Cops Taking More Stuff Away From People

The president endorsed civil asset forfeiture, which lets police seize even innocent people's property.

OK, Betsy DeVos Is Now Education Secretary, But The Fight Over Her Agenda Has Just Begun

The real power over schools doesn't rest with the Education Department.

Ping-Ponging Between Continents And From Hope To Despair, 2 Families Finally Arrive In U.S.

The Aziz brothers and Al-Murisi family boarded a flight to the U.S. hours before President Donald Trump signed the travel ban.

Trump Supporters In This Small Town Love His Controversial Refugee Ban

They don't see many refugees, but they're worried about terrorists.

The White House Said 109 People Were Inconvenienced By Trump's Travel Ban. That's Not True.

More than 1,000 legal permanent residents had to get waivers before entering the U.S.

These Are The People Trump Doesn’t Want To Let In

“This is not the America that I know.”

Democratic Party Scrambles To Catch Up With The Anti-Trump Wave

Progressives increasingly want to see Democratic senators oppose every single Trump nominee.

Trump Promised To Back The Police. Now Cops Worry He’ll Kill Their Grants.

Democrats, some Republicans and a big police union that endorsed Trump say they'll stick up for COPS, a federal grant program for police departments.

A Very Few Republicans Finally Criticize Trump's Refugee And Travel Ban

Most GOP members aren't talking about it at all.

Trump Prepares To Halt Syrian Refugee Admissions, Limit Muslim Entry

The president plans to make good on one of his most discriminatory campaign promises.

Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Fixation Offers Window Into Governing Via Twitter

The new president’s 140-character habit forces the White House’s spokesman to offer dramatically different messages less than 24 hours apart.

Trump's Companies Are Already Violating Their Own Ethics Pledge

Membership fees at Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club doubled earlier this month.

Federal Workers Told To Halt External Communication In First Week Under Trump

Staff have been told to stop talking to Congress and the press.

Customs And Border Officials Defied Court Order On Lawful Residents For Hours

Customs officials wouldn't let green card holders talk to lawyers.

Just 2 Of Trump's 19 CEO Advisers Publicly Condemn Order Targeting Muslims

It appears that many in the influential group aren't brave enough to stand up to the president.

Iraqis And Afghans Who Helped U.S. Among First Detained Under Trump's Ban

Parts of Trump's anti-Muslim ban were halted Saturday night.

Attorneys Warn Immigrants Not To Travel Outside The U.S., Thanks To Trump

An executive order may prevent some immigrants legally here from coming back.

Trump's Wall Proves How Little He Knows About Mexican Immigration

Immigration from Mexico is actually on the decline.

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