Tokyo Governor Hopes Her New 'Party Of Hope' Will Shake Up Japanese Politics Yuriko Koike, the best known woman in Japanese politics, started a new party ahead of Sunday's snap election for parliament. But it's having trouble distinguishing itself from the ruling party.
Politics In The News: Gen. Kelly And Ex-Presidents Obama And Bush Chief of Staff John Kelly made an emotional defense of the president's conversations with gold star families. Will it quell criticism? Steve Inskeep talks to Johan Goldberg of the<em> National Review</em>.
China's Leader Gave A Speech This Week That Came In At 3.5 Hours For Chinese listeners, there was one response. The Chinese digital company Tencent made a game of it. It's called "Excellent Speech: Clap for Xi Jinpeng."
Movie Review: 'Only The Brave' And 'Lady Bird' Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Puig, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, about <em>Only the Brave,</em> which dramatizes the story of elite firefighters and <em>Lady Bird</em>, a coming of age film.
Iran Nuclear Deal Was Tangled Badly From The Start, Sen. Risch Says Congress must decide whether to remain party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal or impose sanctions and void the deal. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho about what plans are moving forward.
St. Louis Police Scrutinized Over Tactics Used To Disperse Crowds Protests continue throughout St. Louis more than a month after a judge acquitted a white police officer of first degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man.
Bad-Mouthing Opponents Likely Spurs Them On To Win, Research Shows Researchers say that trash-talking can motivate people to outperform their opponents. This happens for tasks that involve effort, but not creativity.
Obama Travels To Virginia To Campaign For Democrat's Gubernatorial Candidate Nine months after leaving office, former President Barack Obama is back campaigning for Democrats. He was in Virginia Thursday night for gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.
Iran Nuclear Deal Is Not Renegotiable, Iran's Ambassador To The U.N. Says Steve Inskeep talks to Iran's ambassador to the U.N. Gholamali Khoshroo, who says the nuclear deal his country signed cannot be renegotiated, despite President Trump's call for changes.
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