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  • BONUS: The Murder Of The Rev. James Reeb

    May 18 2019

    In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's White Lies.

  • Friday, May 17, 2019

    May 17 2019

    A federal judge orders the government to release parts of the Mueller report that were previously redacted. President Trump calls for an overhaul of how the U.S. handles legal immigration. A rural Kansas town grapples with its hospital's closure.

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    May 16 2019

    President Trump is set to unveil a new immigration plan. Tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Education Department has been blocking efforts to police the student loan industry.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    May 15 2019

    Alabama's Senate passes a controversial abortion bill. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. And, Facebook announces it is tightening rules around its livestreaming feature.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    May 14 2019

    The trade war between the U.S. and China escalates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Russia for the first time since becoming top diplomat — what will top the agenda between two increasingly divided countries?