500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.
The Week In Sports: World Series Time, Sled Dog Doping The Fall Classic is close. Scott Simon and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant discuss who's in and who's out of the World Series, Dusty Baker's ouster from the Washington Nationals and a doping scandal in the Iditarod.
In Virginia, Signs The Democratic Party Is Still Struggling To Reach Rural Voters After last year's election losses, many Democrats said they needed to do a better job connecting with rural voters. But the Virginia governor's race suggests the party is still struggling.
U.S. Troops On North-South Korea Border Gear Up Amid War Threat Increasing tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang feel different from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Col. John Mountford discusses life in the artillery brigade at Camp Casey.
Tillerson Off To Middle East And South Asia For A Round Of Diplomatic Tests Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a tough trip ahead. He's trying to heal a rift between key Arab allies, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and later in the week will head to South Asia to expand relations with India.
Tax Plan Push, Trump's Call To Fallen Soldier's Family And George W. Bush Chimes In Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about the week in politics, including President Trump's spat with the family of a deceased U.S. soldier and the Senate passing of a budget blueprint.
Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative' Young adult novel <em>American Heart</em> has been at the center of a storm on Twitter and the recommendation engine Goodreads. Kirkus Reviews had originally given the book a star, but after a controversy, removed it.
Milan And Venice Head To Polls In Push For Greater Autonomy From Italy Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.
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