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The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.
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Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.
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The sport's athletes must ski across the course, then calm their breathing and use rifles to fire at a target. For biathletes, the fact that their sport involves firearms isn't always comfortable.
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On Wednesday, U.S. long track skaters won bronze in the women's team pursuit event — the first Olympic medal since 2010. Here's a look at what it's like for U.S. athletes to compete in this sport.
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He may have thought he was paying the poor a compliment. India's poor, however, do not always have reason to smile.
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Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.
Peter Wang died holding open a door to help his classmates escape last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla. It was his dream to go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now, the academy's posthumously admitted him.
President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.
The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.
Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.
The Syrian war has taken a new twist as Kurds have asked for help from Syrian forces to repel Turkish attacks. It's an area where the U.S., Iran and Russia are already on the ground backing various sides.
A Syrian government offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus has killed hundreds of civilians. The United Nations and humanitarian groups are urgently calling for a ceasefire to little effect so far.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to push for gun control legislation. They're holding a rally and meeting with dozens of legislators.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sofia Campoamor, the first female member to be selected to for Yale's a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs, since its founding in 1909.