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Also this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander proposed a new system for keeping colleges accountable and simplifying the application for federal student aid.
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NPR's Scott Simon speaks with 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger about getting vaccinated despite his parents' disapproval.
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When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.
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The Central American country has been in turmoil since last April, when President Daniel Ortega launched a brutal crackdown on protesters and other opponents.
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The well-liked Republican leading a deep-blue state is an outspoken critic of President Trump and has denounced the "debilitating politics of Washington."
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For the past few years, there hasn't been enough natural snow in Mora, Minn. to carpet the forests for a famed cross-country ski race. Local farmers now volunteer to make snow for the trails.
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"What we've achieved so far is significant. But these are small, two or three small steps in a long journey," Zalmay Khalilzad said in a hoarse voice, the result of 42 hours of talks with the Taliban.
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Government data reflect a slight dip in arrests even as authorities see more Central American families trying to enter the U.S.
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People who survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history were told this week that they cannot camp out or park RVs on their destroyed properties. They must keep waiting.
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Officials have been "thinking a lot about voter access and democracy," says City Manager Eric Wobser, "and so we thought it was a really natural switch."
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Meredith Watson alleged Friday that Fairfax raped her in 2000, while they were students at Duke University. This is the second sexual assault allegation against Fairfax in the span of a week.
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The Virginia governor's declaration comes roughly a week after the state Capitol was thrown into disarray by the revelation he appeared in blackface decades ago.
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From the educational to the artful, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is reopening in New York City, featuring lots of artifacts about our furry, four-legged friends.
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With his government rocked by ongoing yellow vest demonstrations, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a nationwide series of community conversations. But some wonder if anything will change.
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How can I find out if my plastic waste is really being recycled What makes some plastic recyclable and some not? Here are answers from the NPR correspondents working on "The Plastic Tide" series.
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During the 1980s and early 1990s, Rep. John Dingell was instrumental in expanding the Medicaid program, reshaping Medicare and modernizing the Food and Drug Administration. He died Thursday night.
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The nonprofit group Plan International UK has been lobbying for an emoji to represent menstruation since 2017. And now they have one — although not everyone is a fan of the design.
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So far this year, 55 measles cases have been confirmed in Washington state, most of them in unvaccinated children. The outbreak's epicenter is Clark County, Wash., just north of Portland, Ore.
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The military, which backs President Nicolás Maduro, has barricaded a bridge from Colombia. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, along with the U.S., is demanding that the aid convoy be allowed to pass.
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Princess Ubolratana Mahidol hopes to shatter a long-observed division between royalty and politics. But the king, her brother, says her candidacy is "inappropriate."
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