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The president and the White House aren't closing the door to new background checks for gun buyers or other shifts in policy — but it isn't clear how close they'll ever get to Democrats' proposals.
Aug. 21, 2019
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How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.
Aug. 21, 2019
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A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The film, about a wealthy clan who play a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a young woman (the fantastic Samara Weaving) marrying into the family, is fast, fun and not for the squeamish.
Aug. 21, 2019
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One of the ways Native tribes in the West celebrate their history and culture is through annual summer horse races. They're known as Indian Relays, and tribes call them America's first extreme sport.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Saying the flag immortalizes an era of racial segregation, the Equality Court rules that it is "a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression."
Aug. 21, 2019
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The new policy would end the Flores settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.
Aug. 21, 2019
"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said discussions should move from the media "to the expert level."
Aug. 21, 2019
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"It's like they are trying to erase us — erase all of my people," says the widow of a Muslim dairy farmer who died after being assaulted by a mob while he was transporting cows.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The group says its plan could prevent 200,000 gun deaths over 10 years. It calls for creating a national registry and starting a buyback program and creating a national gun czar.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The triumph of this book is how Bathsheba Demuth pulls seemingly disparate threads together into a net of actions and consequences from which the whales, the Yupik, and our children can't escape.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Ian Urbina combines stellar investigative reporting skills and straightforward writing to convey what lies on the other side of the ocean — opposite cruise-ship vacations to beautiful beaches.
Aug. 21, 2019
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Aug. 21, 2019

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