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Current and former special agents worry that the Bureau's tumble through the political spin cycle might hurt their ability to do their jobs across the country.
Jan. 22, 2018
Popular DNA ancestry tests don't always find what people expect. That's due to how DNA rearranges itself when egg meets sperm, and also the quirks of genetic databases.
Jan. 22, 2018
There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.
Jan. 22, 2018
The partial federal shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday has a broad effect, from closing the Statue of Liberty, to furloughs at the Department of Education.
Jan. 22, 2018
One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.
Jan. 22, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday where she discussed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.
Jan. 22, 2018
Although 20 other Japanese cities have already undergone similar drills simulating a North Korean ballistic missile attack, it was the first such exercise for the capital.
Jan. 22, 2018
The Senate will vote at noon on a measure to restore government funding for three weeks. Lawmakers made progress on Sunday, but remain short of a final agreement to proceed on immigration measures.
Jan. 21, 2018
Republicans and Democrats both claim the public is on their side in the shutdown struggle. But they are really only listening to their own section of the choir.
Jan. 21, 2018
Bangladesh, which has taken in more than 650,000 refugees, hopes to start sending them back to Myanmar this week – but only if they agree to go.
Jan. 21, 2018
The organizers of 2017's historic Women's March in Washington, D.C., chose Las Vegas, Nev., for its swing state status.
Jan. 21, 2018
The U.S. views the Kurdish group as crucial to battling ISIS, but Turkey considers them allies of another Kurdish group it classifies as terrorists.
Jan. 21, 2018
Lawmakers in Washington are locked in a standoff that has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government, and weekend attempts to dig out of it haven't made much progress.
Jan. 21, 2018
It's a vital step to ending a nearly four-month long political crisis in Germany after last September's elections failed to give any party a majority.
Jan. 21, 2018
The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.
Jan. 21, 2018
Conservatives are thrilled with President Trump for confirming a Supreme Court justice and 12 federal appeals court judges. Civil rights advocates are troubled by a lack of diversity.
Jan. 21, 2018
If voters punished Republicans over the last shutdown, it was by giving them the Senate majority. Since then, a blinding news cycle had made each crisis only more forgettable than the last.
Jan. 21, 2018
The two sides spent Saturday digging in and getting their message out even as the president remained in Washington, D.C., over the weekend and the House and the Senate were both in session.
Jan. 21, 2018
An interview transcript raises new questions about Russian infiltration of U.S. political organizations. A key Trump aide passes on a Capitol Hill appearance. And is Mueller funded during shutdown?
Jan. 21, 2018
What the Netflix show gets right — and wrong — about Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Ghana in 1961.
Jan. 21, 2018

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