Racially offensive trademark applications are piling up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Supreme Court decided last month the federal government couldn't ban trademarks simply because they're disparaging. NPR's Planet Money team talks to some of the people trying to trademark racial slurs.
NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.
Rwanda is pushing through a plan to ban second hand clothes within two years. The government says it's about "dignity," but the plan threatens trade with the U.S. and a central part of poor people's lives.