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Homeland Security says most personal electronics won't be allowed in carry-ons on flights from some majority-Muslim countries. The U.K. has acted similarly. Why the abrupt change? It's far from clear.
March 21, 2017
A teenage girl was "apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys," in a video watched live by about 40 people, The Associated Press reports. The girl, who was missing, has been located.
March 21, 2017
Ethics experts say Ivanka's dual role as a business owner and a West Wing adviser raises concerns about nepotism and conflict of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules.
March 21, 2017
Audie Cornish talks with health policy researcher Leighton Ku about the GOP proposal that would let states require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work.
March 21, 2017
That's a problem in Bangladesh, where pit latrines have brought rates of open defecation down — but led to the dumping of 'fecal sludge' in waterways. A new study proposes a possible solution.
March 21, 2017
With a vote Monday, Nevada drew closer to approving the ERA, long after Congress' 1982 deadline for ratification. But the state has given the amendment's supporters new reason to hope.
March 21, 2017
Most of the people on Medicaid are elderly, disabled or children, so a GOP proposal to require able-bodied recipients to work probably won't add up to big cost savings, analysts say.
March 21, 2017
President Trump called out members of Congress in a closed-door meeting aimed at closing the deal on the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
March 21, 2017
On Friday, a division of a global marketing group with a digital budget of more than $200 million put its dealings with Google on "pause," citing recent controversies.
March 21, 2017
Before Roof shot dead nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., he told his friend Joey Meek about his murderous plans during an alcohol and cocaine-fueled night.
March 21, 2017
On Day 2 of his confirmation hearing, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee answers one question before the Senate Judiciary Committee with this: "I have one client, it's the law."
March 21, 2017
The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
March 21, 2017
In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.
March 21, 2017
Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.
March 21, 2017
Over the past few months, Black Twitter has noticed an increase in the number of white trolls creating fake Twitter accounts.
March 21, 2017
Holding the event at the Trump hotel could be seen as a way to "purchase access to the Trump administration by enriching President Trump and his family," says government ethics scholar Kathleen Clark.
March 21, 2017
Women often worry that exercise is dangerous during pregnancy, but the data shows it's almost always good for both mother and the developing fetus. As with so many things, moderation is key.
March 21, 2017
Move over Japanese women. You've been dethroned as the population with the healthiest hearts. This group of people can fight off heart disease even into their 80s. What's their secret?
March 21, 2017
News of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Russia emerged on the same day FBI Director James Comey said his agency is investigating possible coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
March 21, 2017
President Trump's nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia will be answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Follow NPR's live coverage.
March 21, 2017

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