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  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

    Jun 19 2019

    President Trump's first official 2020 campaign rally included allegations of a witch hunt and attacks on Hillary Clinton, but will airing past grievances be enough to secure a win in 2020? Plus, critics have questions about the president's plan to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carry out mass deportations starting next week.

  • Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

    Jun 18 2019

    The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?

  • Monday, June 17th, 2019

    Jun 17 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?

  • BONUS: Hooponomics

    Jun 15 2019

    The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.

  • Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Jun 14 2019

    The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?