Zawahiri's death places al-Qaida in a precarious position, argues Colin P. Clarke of the Soufan Center. The question of succession will help shape al-Qaida now — and it may prove divisive.
NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.
CBS announced the three new actors who will be joining the cast of its cop drama. To no one's surprise, all are nonwhite. But the network still has work to do.
It was an all-American scene to be sure, but not your typical 4th of July family sporting event.
The Affordable Care Act penalizes hospitals if patients are discharged and then readmitted with the same problems too often. That effort has improved care for patients, two researchers say.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers Liu Xiaobo and the principles he stood for in China, and wonders how Americans and American institutions will respond to his death.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of Politico about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, and the most recent GOP health care bill.