Sen. Bernie Sanders has honored his vow not to run negative campaign ads. But some of his ads convey a message tantamount to a subtweet — which quietly makes its point about rival Hillary Clinton.
The Russian airstrikes have emboldened President Bashar Assad’s army to press a major offensive in a crucial city. Thousands of civilians have fled and are massing at the nearby Turkish border.
Saturday is the U.N.’s “Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.” The Secretary-General is calling for an end to FGM, and UNICEF has released a report on the prevalence of the practice.
Peter Saunders, a British survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, was a prominent and outspoken critic of the Vatican, pushing for more measures to protect children and punish pedophilia.
Pyongyang says its launch is for an “observation satellite,” but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. So far, there has been no damage to boats or planes in the area.
Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism’s holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.
NPR’s Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn’t kept up.
Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it’s a museum item.
Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR’s Tom Goldman.
The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO’s eastern edge. Russia’s neighbors are pleased.
An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the “Serial” podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won’t have to support the corn fuel?
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme’s creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network “to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits.”