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Kelly McEvers

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Kelly McEvers is a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist and former host of NPR's flagship newsmagazine, All Things Considered. She spent much of her career as an international correspondent, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She is the creator and host of the acclaimed Embedded podcast, a documentary show that goes to hard places to make sense of the news. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks at a news conference on Miguel A. Estrada's withdrawal of his nomination to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That day, Republicans castigated Democrats for "obstructing" the nominations of Estrada and other judicial candidates. Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images hide caption

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Essential Mitch: The Judges

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to a closed-door GOP policy lunch on Capitol Hill in 2016. Senate Republicans, including McConnell, argued that appointing a Supreme Court justice was too important to be determined by a lame-duck president. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Essential Mitch: The Interview

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Essential Mitch: The Trump Question

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Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitch McConnell talk to reporters after a meeting on the campaign finance reform bill in 2002. Scott J. Ferrell/Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. Mitch McConnell and John McCain walk down a corridor to a TV studio, where they will discuss their different positions on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1

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Family Of COVID-19 Victim Who Criticized 'Hysteria' Around Virus Faces Online Attacks

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Teachers Struggle With How To Address Domestic Terrorism, Radicalization Of Students

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What Happens When A High School Student Repeatedly Says Extremist Things At School

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What Mitch McConnell's Early Political Days Say About The Senate Majority Leader

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A Look At The Power Wielded By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as President Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting at the White House in October 2017. Illustration by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR | Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

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In Florida, People With Past Felony Convictions Can't Vote, But That Could All Change

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Nageeb Alomari, an American citizen, was attempting to bring his family to the U.S. from war-torn Yemen when the Trump administration instituted its now successfully-upheld travel ban, which included his home country. Wesaam Al-Badry for NPR hide caption

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A Yemeni-American Wanted To Bring His Family Home. Then Came The Travel Ban.

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