1. Biden's Red Carpet For India's PM Sweeps Tensions Under The Rug NPR 21:12

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is head of the world’s largest democracy — but concerns over his human rights and freedom of speech records took a backseat to public celebrations of the country’s relationship with the United States during his visit with President Biden this week.

And it has been more than a decade since the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed, but thousands of people who were other than honorably discharged over their sexual orientation still don’t have full access to benefits.

This episode: political correspondent Susan Davis, White House reporter, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and veterans correspondent Quil Lawrence.

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