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Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, right, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who was named deputy chairman at the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Branden Camp/AP hide caption

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Across The Divide, Identity Politics Unites The Base At Both CPAC And DNC

In very different ways, immigration and Islam were highlights at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the vote for a new Democratic National Committee chairman.

A man shows a cellphone picture of Alok Madasani, an engineer who was injured in Wednesday's shooting, in front of Madasani's father, Jaganmohan Reddy, in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Mahesh Kumar A./AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families

Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.

Donald Trump at the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25th, 2015 in Washington, DC. This year, he says he will not attend. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Will Be First President In 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents Dinner

The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.

Even after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, there have been efforts to pass a religious freedom bill. LGBTQ rights advocates believe lawmakers anticipate support from the Trump administration. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

LGBTQ Advocates Fear 'Religious Freedom' Bills Moving Forward In States

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Federal conflict-of-interest laws require officials like commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross (right) to divest holdings, but President Trump is not covered by those requirements. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

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Dr. Joel Funari performs some 300 tooth extractions annually at his private practice in Devon, Pa.. He's part of a group of dentists reassessing opioid prescribing guidelines in the state. Elana Gordon / WHYY hide caption

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Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

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After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.

Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids

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Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

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Ada Colau, center, celebrates after her election as Barcelona's mayor in 2015. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

Ada Colau is a former Occupy activist, once arrested for blocking home evictions during Spain's economic crisis. Now she's Barcelona's mayor, a job in which, she says, "you're closest to the people."

For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Goats and Soda

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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When Jerry Greeff (left) wanted to retire, he donated his auto shop to a nonprofit. Vernon Shaw was Greeff's right-hand man and was a big part of the reason Greeff couldn't just let the business go. By donating the business, Greeff made sure Shaw and his other employees could keep their jobs. Mary Rose Madden/WYPR hide caption

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Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

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An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.

Lots Of People Donate Their Cars, But This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

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