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In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the "civil rights struggle of our time."

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For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.

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The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

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