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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.

Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.
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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.

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End Of Summer Update

9/5/2019
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As the summer winds down, we're taking a look at the latest developments in two of our recent series. What's the story behind #MoscowMitch? And why have Kentucky coal miners been camped out on a set of train tracks for more than a month?

Duration:00:31:38

Judges 2: 'Worse Than Willie Horton'

8/1/2019
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There are more than 30,000 state judges in America. And the vast, vast majority of them are not shielded from politics: They have to fight for their seats in elections. Sometimes very contentious elections, funded by millions of dollars in dark money. Is that a good idea? And what does it mean for how justice works in our country?

Duration:00:33:55

Judges 1: 'A Downward Death Spiral'

7/25/2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings, the way the President does. It doesn't control budgets, the way Congress does. So what happens when the process to nominate and confirm judges becomes so politicized that people start to lose faith in the courts?

Duration:00:30:15

Mitch Part 5: '9 And 0'

6/27/2019
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Mitch McConnell knows that he is not popular. But, he says, the only judgment that really matters is on election day. And of the people who have challenged him, he says, "so far, there have been nine losers."

Duration:00:16:53

Mitch Part 4: 'Not A Happy Choice'

6/20/2019
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Mitch McConnell says he never expected Donald Trump to become president. And during the campaign, he was openly critical of Trump's rhetoric. So how are these two very different men working together now? And how are they changing the country?

Duration:00:31:56

Mitch Part 3: 'Darth Vader Has Arrived'

6/13/2019
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Mitch McConnell continues his rivalry with John McCain, and dramatically changes the role of money in American politics.

Duration:00:27:07

Mitch Part 2: 'Money Money Money'

6/6/2019
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A lot of us don't pay much attention to money in politics. But Mitch McConnell does. And unlike most politicians, he speaks bluntly in favor of more political spending, not less. That stance led to a long battle with one Senator, who fought McConnell harder than just about anyone else.

Duration:00:34:48

Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

5/30/2019
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Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates?

Duration:00:35:14

Coming Soon: Mitch

5/23/2019
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Coming soon from NPR's Embedded: How did Mitch McConnell become one of the most powerful people in the world? And how did he change America in the process? Episodes available beginning May 30, 2019.

Duration:00:01:45

How It Ends: The Search

4/18/2019
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In 2015, Bashir Shikder returned from an overseas trip to an empty house. His wife had taken his two young children to live in the Islamic State. For the past four years he's done everything he can to try to get them back. And now that ISIS has lost all his territory, he wants to know... Where are they?

Duration:00:25:08

How It Ends: Judgment

4/11/2019
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How It Ends: Judgment

Duration:00:25:18

How It Ends: The Brother

4/5/2019
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What would you do if your brother wound up far away, having made a terrible mistake? What would you do if it involved ISIS? How far would you go? On today's show, we find out.

Duration:00:32:46

Coming Next Week: How It Ends

3/28/2019
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Now that ISIS has lost its territory, what happens to all the people from around the world who ran off to join it? Their governments don't want them. But their families do. We follow them as they try to get their loved ones out.

Duration:00:02:17

After The Storm

2/21/2019
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For months, officials claimed fewer than 100 people died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Then, all of a sudden, the official estimate rose to nearly 3,000 deaths. How did that happen? We have the story of one family that helps make sense of it.

Duration:00:26:10

The Hearing

11/1/2018
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This is a story about who is allowed to vote... and who is not. In Florida, the ultimate swing state, 1.5 million people cannot vote, because they have a past felony on their record. And there is one way to try and get that right back: Ask the governor directly.

Duration:00:34:29

Trump Stories: The Apprentice

8/17/2018
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Omarosa Manigault Newman has a new book. What about those tapes? We re-visit an episode from our "Trump Stories" season.

Duration:00:37:19

The Waiver

7/4/2018
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President Trump's travel ban has been upheld by the Supreme Court. People from the seven banned countries can still come to the U.S. if they get a special "waiver." So far, few people have gotten them. We follow one Yemeni family as they try to get a waiver to escape a civil war. Supreme Court audio in this episode comes from Oyez.

Duration:00:35:01

The Red Line

6/27/2018
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From 2011-2013, Kelly covered the war in Syria, where people would ask, "Why won't the U.S. intervene?" Then came a chemical attack, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that killed more than 1,000 people, and the U.S. almost intervened, but didn't. Now, a new book tells why.

Duration:00:36:49

Police Videos: North Miami

6/21/2018
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Police shoot the wrong guy. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and their podcast Aftereffect.

Duration:00:38:16

The Apology Broker

6/14/2018
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This week, an episode from NPR's Rough Translation podcast.

Duration:00:40:58