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The Border Wall Isn't The Only Reason Democrats Oppose Plan To End The Shutdown

Democrats and immigrant rights advocates say the President's proposal to end the shutdown contains big changes to asylum law that they're calling a "poison pill." (Image credit: Gregory Bull/AP)
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Planned Attack On Muslim Community In Upstate New York Disrupted, Police Say

Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested and authorities say 20 weapons and three improvised explosive devices have been seized. The alleged target was Islamberg, outside Rochester.(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)
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Zimbabwe Government Cracks Down After People Protest Gasoline Prices

Fuel prices more than doubled last week in Zimbabwe, prompting people to protest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Tendai Marima about the violent government crackdown that followed.
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Biologists Test Promising Treatments For Bats Threatened By Fungal Disease

A fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of North American cave-dwelling bats over the past decade. Now, scientists are field testing some promising treatments.
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Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis

Indigenous groups and human rights activists worry that the violence that raged through their communities in the 1970s and 1980s is making a comeback.(Image credit: Santiago Billy/AP)
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FBI Agents Association Says Without Funding Important Investigations Are Stalled

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with FBI Special Agent Thomas O'Connell, president of the FBI Agents Association, about the report released Tuesday detailing how the shutdown has been affecting agents.
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Rivera, Halladay, Martinez, Mussina Elected To Baseball's Hall Of Fame

Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera's unanimous selection is an honor that eluded the game's greats such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Willie Mays.(Image credit: Rich Schultz/AP)
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Attack On Muslim Community In Upstate New York Disrupted, Police Say

Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested and authorities say 20 weapons and three improvised explosive devices have been seized. The alleged target was Islamberg, outside Rochester.(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)
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Concern About Global Warming Among Americans Spikes, Report Says

The proportion of those polled who say global warming is "personally important" to them jumped from 63 to 72 percent last year.(Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Teachers Union To Vote On Tentative Agreement To End Strike

The Los Angeles teachers union has reached a tentative agreement with the L.A. Unified School District. In order to end the strike, union members must first vote to approve the agreement.
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Journalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 Days In Iran's Evin Prison

After being accused of spying, Jason Rezaian was held in Iran's notorious prison for a year and a half. Throughout it all, he never considered giving up on writing and reporting.(Image credit: Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. Army War College Says 'Iran Was The Only Winner' In Study Of Iraq War

A massive new report contains details of what went right and wrong for the U.S. in the Iraq War. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Col. Frank Sobchak, one of the co-editors of the report.
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Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature

The number of hunters in the U.S. is falling, which is bad news for wildlife conservation.(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)
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'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead The Pack In Oscar Nominations

A look at the most popular group of Oscar contenders in a decade, as well as some surprising omissions.
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Iranian Women Are Still Trying To Make Their Voices Heard In #MeToo Movement

Iranian women have tried to build on the #MeToo movement in the West, but it's tough. They're trying to counter the country's official line — that Islamic traditions prevent harassment.
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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscar's Picks For Best Original Song

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson breaks down the 2019 Oscar nominees for best original song. (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Supreme Court Temporarily Clears Way For Ban On Transgender Military Personnel

The Supreme Court has revived the Trump administration's ban on transgender military personnel, for now. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Shannon Minter of with the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
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Kamala Harris Enters 2020 Race With Political Baggage From Her Time As Calif. A.G.

As Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., enters the field of 2020 Democratic contenders, NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Politico reporter Christopher Cadelago about Harris' background as a prosecutor.
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Federal Employees Share How The Shutdown Is Affecting Them As It Goes On

Several people around the country explain how the shutdown of the federal government has touched their lives.
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Will He Or Won't He? The State Of This Year's State Of The Union Address

Whether or not President Trump will deliver a traditional state of the union is in doubt because of the partial government shutdown. It's allowing Washington to reexamine a century-old tradition.
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How The Media Covered The Standoff Between High School Student, Native American Man

The media is in the spotlight for its coverage of a standoff between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American elder.
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Angry With NFL After No-Call, Saints Fans Resort To Lawsuits, Billboards

"We'll probably never get over it," Saints coach Sean Payton said after Sunday's championship game. The team's fans aren't over it, either — and they're getting creative in their outrage.(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)
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Nilüfer Yanya's New Song Gets 'In Your Head,' And That's Just The Beginning

"In Your Head," the new single from Yanya's debut album Miss Universe, is a shimmering and soulful pop-rock confection.(Image credit: Molly Daniel/Courtesy of the artist)
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Venezuela Prepares For Nationwide Protests Opposing President Maduro

Tensions are rising in Venezuela ahead of nationwide protests called by the opposition-led National Assembly. A 35-year-old leader is heading the renewed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
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Coal Miners Grapple With Black Lung And Their Futures After Decades On The Job

Miners across Appalachia are dying of black lung. Now they're coming to terms with decades of dedication to a job that would drastically change their lives and that of their families.

Colleges Provide Tuition Relief To Furloughed Workers

Going without pay is challenging. Try adding a tuition bill. Colleges in Maryland are offering some workarounds. (Image credit: Jeffrey Pierre/NPR)
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Congress Returns To Washington As Shutdown Continues With No New Talks

After President Trump offered temporary protections for some immigrants in the country illegally in return for $5.7 billion for a border wall Democrats rejected it.
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Trump Administration To Ask Supreme Court To Decide Citizenship Question's Fate

In a court filing, the Justice Department says it plans to ask for a speedy review by the Supreme Court of a lower court's ruling blocking plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.(Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
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Senate Sets Votes On 2 Bills That Could End Shutdown — But Both Expected To Fail

Democrats say they won't accept Trump's offer of three-year protections for those under DACA and TPS in exchange for full-funding of his border wall. Republicans say Democrats should accept the offer.(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Report Says 1 In 3 U.N. Staffers Has Been Sexually Harassed

The organization surveyed over 30,000 respondents. The findings reflect a disturbing trend of inappropriate behavior in the humanitarian world. (Image credit: Joseph Sohm/Getty Images)
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