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President Trump's pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It's an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.

The bill makes Sweden the 10th European country to redefine rape, making it illegal to engage in a sexual encounter without the verbal or physical consent of all participants.

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Harvey Weinstein turned himself into the New York Police Department Friday after spending months attempting to deflect multiple investigations into sexual abuse. But how does this surrender mark real change, legally and culturally?

The people of Ireland vote Friday in a referendum that could change the country's strict abortion laws. The issue has sharply divided the nation, with thousands of Irish expats flying home to vote.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Reihan Salam of the National Review to discuss the stalled talks between the U.S. and North Korea, President Trump's insistence that there was a spy on his campaign, and whether his attacks on the FBI are similar to his attacks on the press.

President Trump has suggested China played a role in the unraveling of North Korea's rapprochement with the U.S.

There has been much talk about how Ireland's border with the U.K. will work after Brexit, but more than 250 billion Euros of goods cross the English Channel between France and the U.K. every year, and French officials say Brexit could be a disaster for Europe's most important trading corridor.

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with journalist Ronan Farrow following Friday's arrest of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Farrow's reporting for The New Yorker last fall brought to light the decades of allegations against Weinstein and helped spark the #MeToo movement.

In North Carolina a rehab program uses drug offenders as care-givers for elderly and disabled patients. The participants work more than 100 hours a week without pay taking care of patients and dispensing the same drugs that they were addicted to. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Reveal's reporter Shoshana Walter about her investigation.

As signatories to the Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna to discuss next steps after the U.S. exit from the deal, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Simon Gass, one of the key negotiators of the deal, about the limits of U.S. sanctions.

Signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will meet with their Iranian counterpart in the first such gathering since the United States pulled out of the deal. The meeting will assess what can be done to keep the deal going.

It's graduation season and a time of transition for college seniors, and commencement speakers across the country offer advice on a common theme — how to survive outside the bubble of school.

The Boston Globe is suing a former employee who has accused a top editor of sexual harassment. The paper wants more details about her accusation and is requesting unspecified damages.

In what it called an "unlikely" string of events, Amazon says Alexa heard background conversation and misconstrued it as very specific directives.

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Personal injury law firms are targeting people as they enter emergency rooms with location-based mobile ads. The trend is raising concerns among patients and health privacy experts.

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Police say a man fired a handgun into Louie's Grill & Bar in Oklahoma City and turned to flee. But he was confronted by two men who saw what was happening and then got their guns.

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Will French President Emmanuel Macron turn out to be the West's Putin whisperer?

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The president spoke briefly to reporters before he helicoptered to Annapolis, Md., where he touted the U.S. military build up in a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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At issue is a 1983 constitutional amendment that guarantees the "right to life of the unborn" and bans abortion in most cases. Friday's landmark referendum will decide whether the ban is repealed.

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Taiwan's president says China crossed a "red line" after Burkina Faso became the latest country to cut ties with the island in favor of Beijing.

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