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In Oregon, Pot Advocates Run for Office

April 22, 2016
Brie Malarkey tends to motherwort in the herb garden outside her Shady Cove home. This year's crop of marijuana is still indoors. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, some activists and entrepreneurs are taking the next step: they’re running for office.

What Would Happen If Saudi Arabia Sold Its U.S. Assets?

April 21, 2016
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the Islamic State group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia warns that it will sell its U.S. investments if Congress passes a bill allowing victims of terror attacks sue foreign governments.

A Look Back At The Brief History Of Trump Airlines

April 21, 2016
Donald Trump, second from left, holds a ribbon at Logan International Airport in Boston, as Massport deputy-executive director Patrick Moscaritolo cuts it to officially open the Trump Shuttle airline terminal on June 8, 1989. (Elise Amendola/AP)

In 1989, Trump bought the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle, which ran hourly flights between Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

Sweden, Though Welcoming, Tries To Stem The Flow Of Migrants

April 21, 2016
Refugees walk on the streets on February 10, 2016 in Kladesholmen, Sweden. Last year Sweden received 162,877 asylum applications, more than any European country proportionate to its population. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, Sweden housed more than 180,000 people in 2015, more than double the total in 2014. The country is struggling to house refugees in proper conditions during the harsh winter; summer holiday resorts, old schools and private buildings are being turned into temporary shelters for asylum seekers as they wait for a decision on their asylum application. Sweden is facing new challenges on its migration policy after the massive arrival of refugees last year, forcing the country to drastically reduce the number of refugees passing through its borders. Stricter controls have had a significant effect on the number of arrivals, reducing weekly numbers from 10,000 to 800. The Swedish migration minister announced in January that the government will reject up to 80,000 refugees who applied for asylum last year, proposing strict new residency rules. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

The country’s minister for justice and migration discusses the influx of migrants and what Europe should do about the crisis.

Republicans Divided Over Changes To Convention Rules

April 21, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 15, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. The 2016 Connecticut Republican Primary is scheduled for April 26, 2016. (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

A rules change would make it easier for delegates to have their say and potentially pick a nominee other than Donald Trump.

Treasury Official Says Harriet Tubman Will Go On $20 Bill

April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist leader who used the Underground Railroad to free slaves. (H. Seymour Squyer/National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia Commons)

The decision to place Tubman’s portrait on the $20 likely means the Treasury secretary will keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

Tension Marks President Obama’s Meeting With Saudi King

April 20, 2016
US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia at Erga Palace in Riyadh, on April 20, 2016. Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit hoping to ease tensions with Riyadh and intensify the fight against jihadists. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Saudis are concerned about the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, and Obama planned to bring up Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.

What’s Next In The Democratic And Republican Races

April 20, 2016
A man with his son walk past voting booths at Public School 22 on April 19, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Voters are going to the polls in New York for the presidential primary election. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Republican strategist Paris Dennard discuss the New York primary results and what’s next.

Commerce Secretary Pritzker On China’s Resistance To A Steel Deal

April 20, 2016
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks during the welcoming banquet for Chinese President Xi Jinping at the start of his visit to the United States, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington on September 22, 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The steel glut has caused prices to go down and jobs to disappear, but China, one of the world’s largest producers, won’t agree to a deal.

Big Wins For Clinton, Trump In New York Primaries

April 20, 2016
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump celebrate their primary wins in New York on April 19, 2016. (Justin Sullivan, Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses what New York’s results mean for future contests, especially votes next week in five Northeast states.

Bernie Sanders’ New York Game Plan, And Beyond

April 19, 2016
Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally on the eve of the New York primary, April 18, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What is the outlook for Sanders in New York and beyond? NPR political editor Domenico Montenaro, who’s also from Queens, weighs in.

N.Y. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter On Why She’s Supporting Hillary Clinton

April 19, 2016
U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) speaks as Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) (right) listens during a news conference January 11, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. House Democrats held a news conference "to stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership." (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Slaughter, one of the longest-serving women in Congress, discusses the campaign issues and why she’s stumping for Clinton.

Troy, New York: A Former Steel Town Makes A Comeback

April 19, 2016
A view of the weekend farmer's market in Troy, New York. (Professor Gene Bunnell)

When industry left Troy, a sadness settled over the region and stayed. We heard the city was undergoing a renaissance, so we drove up.

LGBT Issues In The Spotlight In Tennessee

April 19, 2016
Tennessee lawmakers expect to finish their business for the year this week. (Stephen Jerkins/WPLN)

Tennessee lawmakers have passed legislation that would let faith-based therapists turn away potential clients on religious grounds.

Harlem Voters Are Ready For The New York Primary

April 19, 2016
Sylvia Woods opened her Harlem soul food restaurant in 1962. (Americasroof/Flickr)

Robin Young spoke with a number of voters as they attended Sunday gospel services and dined out at the famous soul restaurant Sylvia’s.

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