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The View From Montana, Where Guns Are An Important Election Issue

As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.

Morning Edition

Philippine Presidential Candidate Accused Of Using Death Squads

The front-runner in the May 9 Philippine presidential election is Rodrigo Duterte, a law and order type who critics admit cleaned up the city where he's mayor. But they say his methods are suspect.

Morning Edition

In Big Sky Country, Land Rights Are A Major Issue For Montana Ranchers

As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

All Things Considered

Ted Cruz Reaches End Of His Race, Clearing GOP Path For Donald Trump

"We are suspending our campaign," the Texas senator told supporters at an Indianapolis rally. "But hear me now — I am not suspending our fight for liberty." His announcement ends a vitriolic week.

All Things Considered

Trump Supporter In Indiana: Race Is Over, Party's Healing Can Start

Despite the tempestuous primaries, Republicans will come back together to support the party's candidate, says Vigo County party chair Randy Gentry — "give it some time."

All Things Considered

As Trump Victory Appears Imminent, Candidates Fans Await Confirmation

Those gathered at Sen. Ted Cruz's event in Indianapolis are subdued, but "are still waiting to hear from their guy, hopefully to hear him say that he's going to stay in this race."

All Things Considered

The Political Moment Finally Caught Up To Bernie Sanders' Message

After decades of speaking out against income inequality, the senator found fertile ground for it nationally in this post-recession, post-Occupy era. What's the long-term outlook for his movement?

FBI Probe Of Clinton Email Use Advances With Aides' Interviews

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.

How The Media Failed In Covering Donald Trump

The media didn't create Trump, but that's no defense: They missed his rise and enabled him too.

Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director's decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

Week In The News: Trump Wins Indiana, Obama In Flint, Soldier Killed In Iraq

May 6, 2016
President Barack Obama drinks water as he finishes speaking at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Why Donald Trump Will Win In November

May 6, 2016
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Carmel, Ind., on Monday, May 2, 2016. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

A Trump victory is contrary to conventional wisdom, as well as the betting odds. But Trump has surprised before and I think he’ll surprise again.

How Obama’s Iran Deal Could Help Iraq

May 6, 2016
On April 26, 2016, thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered in front of the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. (Karim Kadim/AP Photo)

President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran could now benefit Iraq — by helping to create a functioning government.

Analysis: Massachusetts Is Still Not Trump Country

May 5, 2016
Donald Trump (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Among Massachusetts voters, Donald Trump has a staggeringly high unfavorable rating.

Zimbabwe Prints Money To Ease Cash Shortage

May 5, 2016
Zimbabweans queue to withdraw cash outside a bank on May 5, 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans formed long queues outside banks Thursday after the government slapped new limits on cash withdrawals and announced that "bond notes" at par with the US dollar would be introduced. (JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe’s central bank will print its own version of the U.S. dollar in order to combat a cash shortage.

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar’s New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

May 5, 2016
Anoushka Shankar (Harper Smith/Deutsche Grammophon)

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled “Land of Gold,” on the refugee crisis.

Trump’s Challenge In Uniting The GOP

May 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times Republican Presidential Primary Debate on the campus of the University of Miami on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump is now the apparent Republican candidate, but he needs to unite the Republican party behind him.

Late Night Hosts Lampoon Presidential Candidates

May 5, 2016
Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans discusses the role late night comedy plays in elections.

Commentary: The Fairly Odd Assortment Of Trump Endorsers

May 5, 2016
Former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight talks about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at Old National Events Plaza on April 28 in Evansville, Ind. Trump easily won the Indiana primary Tuesday, on his way to becoming the assured nominee. (Darron Cummings/AP)

There’s a pattern to those who have endorsed de facto Republican nominee Donald Trump: They’re like he is.

Dover Moves Forward With Controversial 2.7-Mile-Long Bike Path

May 5, 2016
By a vote of 475 to 334, residents at Monday's town meeting approved giving the Board of Selectmen the authority to lease the land from the MBTA for 99 years for a controversial bike trail. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Dover has voted to allow for the creation of a bike path that has divided the town over concerns it would alter its rural character.

Baker Says He Still Will Not Vote For Donald Trump

May 4, 2016
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to members of the media on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after Donald Trump becomes the apparent Republican nominee. (Elise Amendola/AP)

“I sincerely doubt I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton either,” Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters on Wednesday.

Gov. Kasich Will Suspend Campaign, Making Donald Trump De Facto GOP Nominee

May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka as he arrives for a primary night news conference Tuesday. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will suspend his presidential campaign Wednesday afternoon, according to campaign sources.

North Dakota's Only Congressman Backs Trump As The Likely GOP Nominee

May 4, 2016
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) speaks during a news conference to launch the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club January 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s endorsement comes after Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday.

Trump Wins Indiana, Clinton Doesn’t; Both Become Likely Nominees

May 4, 2016
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking in New York on May 3, 2016, following the primary in Indiana. 
Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump praised Ted Cruz following the suspension of Cruz’s presidential campaign yesterday. Despite her loss in Indiana, Clinton is still likely to rack up enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee.

How Did Donald Trump Become The Likely GOP Nominee?

May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP /Darron Cummings)

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson traces Trump’s path from his announcement to his primary election and caucus victories.

Indiana Primary Halts Ted Cruz's Campaign

May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announces the suspension of his campaign as wife Heidi Cruz looks on during an election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz lost the Indiana primary to Republican rival Donald Trump. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We speak with NPR’s Ron Elving about Cruz’s campaign and the likely presidential nominees for both parties.

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