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  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    What Is The Secret Service's Priority At Political Rallies?

    When things get out of hand at a political rally, what is the Secret Service's first priority: crowd control or protecting the candidate? NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews former Secret Service Director Ralph Basham about the role of Secret Service on the contentious 2016 campaign trail.
  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Crowded Field Of Candidates Vie To Succeed John Boehner In Congress

    A Republican primary in Ohio's 8th district on Tuesday shows just how fragmented the GOP has become. Fifteen candidates are running to replace former House Speaker John Boehner in this heavily conservative district. Boehner won the seat in 1990, but it's been empty since his surprise resignation last fall. The race has a lot of names, but no clear front-runner.
  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016
    World News World News

    International Crisis Group Report Details Violent Extremism In The Middle East

    The International Crisis Group released a report Monday about violent extremism in the Middle East. The report studies how al-Qaida and ISIS have been able to thrive in the region, and how the U.S. has responded. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with lead author of the report Richard Atwood.
  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016
    World News World News

    Russian President Vladimir Putin To Withdraw Majority Of Troops From Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday he will withdraw the majority of Russian troops from Syria starting on Tuesday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, about what's behind this move.
  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016
    World News World News

    Far-Right Alternative For Germany Party Gains Seats In Regional Elections

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a setback in the country's regional elections Sunday. The far-right Alternative for Germany party gained seats in a vote widely seen as a referendum on Merkel and her policy on migrants. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Daniela Schwarzer, an analyst with the Marshall Fund, about the results.
  • 4:27pm Mar 14, 2016

    Blendoor App Breaks Down Computer Bias In Hiring

    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Stephanie Lampkin, founder and CEO of Blendoor, an app that tries to counteract bias in the job application process, about the potential for bias in interpreting big data and what can be done about it.