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In her second ruling on the Texas Senate Bill, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said changes made to 2011 voter ID law did not "fully ameliorate" its "discriminatory intent." LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

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U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued the injunction, writing that changes did not "fully ameliorate" the law's "discriminatory intent." She had struck down the original law in 2014.

A Syrian girl walks through an empty, ruined house in Raqqa earlier this month. Many civilians like her have no choice but to stay in the war-ravaged city despite the danger, either because they've been trapped by ISIS fighters or because they don't have the funds to pay smugglers. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, Offensive Against ISIS Presents New Dangers

An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.

In the U.S., the average age for initiating sexual activity has remained around 17 or 18 since the early 1990s, even as people have begun marrying later in life. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images hide caption

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Abstinence Education Is Ineffective And Unethical, Report Argues

Researchers say that programs advocating abstinence until marriage fail to get teens to delay sexual activity and also prevent them from getting important information about pregnancy and STDs.

Hervé Zarka uses a tool called a simoussi to rake up salt in his marshland on the island of Noirmoutier in France. He says there are many minerals in natural sea salt, such as magnesium and potassium, that aren't in industrial salt. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.

Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

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Peter Madsen's private submarine sits on a pier in Copenhagen's harbor. Danish police have identified a headless, limbless torso that washed ashore Monday as that of Kim Wall, the journalist who joined Madsen on his sub earlier this month to report a story. Jens Dresling/AP hide caption

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Headless Torso ID'd As Reporter Who Died Aboard Inventor's Personal Sub

Peter Madsen and the journalist set out alone in his submarine. Within days, the sub had sunk and Madsen had admitted that Kim Wall died aboard. Now, police say remains that washed ashore are hers.

City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday. The city council voted to cover the statues to symbolize the city's mourning of Heather Heyer, killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.

On Stone Mountain in Atlanta, a carving depicts Confederate Civil war figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments

Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and African-American civil rights activist, says the fight to remove monuments memorializing the Confederacy alienates potential civil rights allies.

Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments

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Chants of "White lives matter! You will not replace us!" and "Jews will not replace us!" rang out on Aug.11 as several hundred white nationalists and supremacists carried torches through the University of Virginia. A United Nations panel has called on the U.S. government to unequivocally condemn the march, a rally the next day and the resulting violence. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Panel Urges U.S. Government To Reject Racial Hatred And Violence

An anti-racism panel denounced the U.S. response to "horrific events" in Charlottesville, Va. It did not mention President Trump by name, but referred to "failure at the highest political level."

Brothers Josh (left) and Benny Safdie are the directors of the new action thriller Good Time. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It's directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.

'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

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Monica Callan (right) marches with first-year cadets. Callan has seven years on these 18-year-old cadets, who have nicknamed her "Mom-ica" and who she calls "my kids." Tom Kimmell/Courtesy of The Hechinger Report hide caption

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An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

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Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.

A Village Voice newspaper stand lays on the ground next to garbage in New York City's East Village on Tuesday. The Village Voice, one of the oldest and most well-known of the alternative weekly newspapers in the U.S., announced that it will no longer publish a print edition. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

Glenn Simpson, a former reporter who later helped found a private investigation firm, sat down with Senate Judiciary Committee staff behind closed doors on Tuesday, congressional aides told NPR. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators

Glenn Simpson, whose political research business digs up dirt for political campaigns to use against each other, talked with the Judiciary Committee about the infamous Trump-Russia file.

President Trump speaks with newly sworn-in White House chief of staff John Kelly at the White House on July 31. Kelly is one of four former generals who were appointed to top administration positions. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

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Across the state of Maine, the number of prescriptions for painkillers is dropping. But some patients who have chronic pain say they need high doses of the medication to be able to function. Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

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Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.