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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Changes To Reproductive Health Program

New regulations that would have taken effect on May 3 would deny federal funds for low-income patients to clinics that make abortion referrals. The Title X rules are on hold while lawsuits proceed.

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Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered

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It's the latest ruling by a court that political boundaries are unconstitutional when they give too much advantage to one party over another.

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

How many ads have you encountered today? On this week's radio show, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media.

This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

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At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.

At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

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In February, Justin Kelley was among the workers at about 1,000 Walmarts who learned that their jobs as people greeters would be eliminated. Like Kelley, many of them were workers with disabilities who found themselves in limbo. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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'My Whole Life Is On Hold': As Walmart Eliminates Greeters, A Dream In Limbo

Justin Kelley was among the workers who learned their jobs as greeters would be cut. As the Floridian waited 49 days to hear if he could stay with Walmart, he worried he'd have to give up his dream.

Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't hidden his presidential aspirations since leaving office in 2017, and didn't appear deterred by accusations of inappropriate contact over the past several weeks either. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Launches 2020 Campaign As Rescue Mission For America's 'Soul'

The 76-year-old former vice president focused on President Trump's response to Charlottesville in his announcement. He enters the presidential race with renewed scrutiny of his decades in public life.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was cleared by the Pentagon's Inspector General of allegations of ethics violations. Shanahan is seen here testifying at a House Armed Services Committee hearing last month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Investigation Finds Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan 'Did Not Promote Boeing'

The Pentagon's Inspector General says former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan 'fully complied' with ethics obligations. This clears the way for his potential nomination as defense secretary.

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling revealed federal charges against a Massachusetts judge and a former court officer for preventing an immigration official from taking custody of an undocumented immigrant defendant. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Mass. Judge And A Retired Court Officer Charged With Helping Defendant Evade ICE

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The judge and the former court officer allegedly helped an undocumented immigrant slip out of a courtroom to avoid arrest by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in April 2018.

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A Horrorshow Find: 'Clockwork Orange' Follow-Up Surfaces After Decades Unseen

Not long after the release of the film adaptation, Anthony Burgess embarked on an ambitious companion to his seminal novel. But it was never published, and the manuscript went unread — until now.

Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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5 Years After Flint's Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?

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"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."

Palliative care is a growing specialty that provides comfort care, and teaches patients and other doctors how to talk about their goals for life with serious disease — and how to prepare for a good ending. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

In That Good Night, palliative care doctor Sunita Puri shares insights from her years caring for patients with serious illness. She sees her role as an advocate and ally — every step of the way.

An Boeing employee works on the fuselage of a 737 Max 9 test plane at the company's factory in Renton, Wash., on March 14. Orders for durable goods jumped 2.7% last month, fueled in part by strong demand for commercial aircraft. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Aircraft Orders Jump, But Boeing 737 Max Grounding Could Trim U.S. Growth

The grounding of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft could pinch the economy, some analysts say. But the government reported that aircraft orders were strong enough last month to lift a key indicator.

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