New British Prime Minister Theresa May announced six members of her Cabinet Wednesday.

Amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Egypt, security forces have forcibly disappeared hundreds of people since the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

It's an "unprecedented spike," the group says, with an average of three or four people disappeared every day.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Many public figures who took to Twitter and Facebook following the murder of five police officers in Dallas have faced public blowback and, in some cases, found their employers less than forgiving about inflammatory and sometimes hateful online comments.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

Ask a typical teenage girl about the latest slang and girl crushes and you might get answers like "spilling the tea" and Taylor Swift. But at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the answers were "intersectional feminism" — the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all definition of feminism — and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres.

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Peter Sagal: The Oddly Informative Quiz Show Host

Sep 5, 2013
Originally published on September 5, 2013 5:59 pm

When NPR listeners want to test their knowledge of current events — and laugh in the process — they tune in to Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, NPR's news quiz. In every episode, host Peter Sagal quizzes panelists and contestants on a smattering some of the week's most oddball events, from the eccentricities of world leaders to failed robberies.

Sagal took a break from his own hosting duties and sat down with host Ophira Eisenberg to chat about working in his family's grocery store as a kid in Cambridge, Mass. While placing stickers on items with a pricing gun can be quite tedious, Sagal turned the task into a quick-draw game of sorts. "Because I'm me, I'd have a little bit of dialogue with the yogurt: 'So, I told you never to come back to this dairy section again.' "

In a regular Wait, Wait segment called "Not My Job," Sagal asks special guests three questions about a topic far outside his or her own area of expertise. For instance, he's challenged Tom Hanks on his knowledge about Hollywood's bad boys, and Martha Stewart on DIY projects gone wrong. So for his Ask Me Another Challenge, we found it fitting to quiz Sagal on the unusual and interesting jobs once held by some of his distinguished panelists.

In the video below, watch the Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! crew rehearse for a road show at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas:

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