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Anthony Levandowski, the co-founder of Otto who is now the head of Uber's self-driving-vehicle project, is accused of taking proprietary designs and information with him when he left Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."

Tom Perez, left, and Keith Ellison are two front-runners for DNC chair. Mandel Ngan and Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Tight Race For DNC Chair Narrows Ahead Of Weekend Vote

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez won a key endorsement just days before Saturday's vote for the next DNC chair. Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota are the race's two front-runners.

Tight Race For DNC Chair Narrows Ahead Of Weekend Vote

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Some environmental justice advocates say California's cap-and-trade program hasn't done anything to clean up the air in low-income communities like Wilmington, where refineries are located near residential neighborhoods. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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Environment

Environmental Groups Say California's Climate Program Has Not Helped Them

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California's signature climate plan is under attack from environmental justice groups. Some say the cap-and-trade program hasn't done anything to clean up the air in low-income communities.

Customs and Border Protection agents stand at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Friday, Feb. 10. One memorandum issued by the Department of Homeland Security says the government will hire new ICE officers and Border Patrol agents, but it doesn't mention hiring more immigration judges. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.

Overwhelmed Courts Could Limit Impact Of Adding Immigration Officers

Much attention has been given to President Trump's plans for enforcing immigration laws, but not much has been said about how deportations might affect an already-stressed immigration court system.

Overwhelmed Courts Could Limit Impact Of Adding Immigration Officers

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Adam Purinton was arrested Thursday and accused of carrying out a shooting in Olathe, Kan. He's seen here in a photo released by the Henry County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office. Henry County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire. The FBI has joined the investigation.

From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story. Lew Rovertson/Getty Images/StockFood hide caption

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The Salt

Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.

The classic film Casablanca marks its 75th birthday this year. One little known fact? Humphrey Bogart was shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he had to stand on a box during filming. Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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Movie Interviews

After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

Did you know Humphrey Bogart had to stand on a box for scenes with tall Ingrid Bergman? NPR's Susan Stamberg visited the sound stage where the 1942 classic was filmed — and returned with stories.

After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

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Bjorn Mustard of Chesapeake, Va., (left) says he felt depressed and uncomfortable before coming out as transgender. Brian Hopkins of Mathews County, Va., (right) says he believes transgender teens are confused and he supports rolling back protections for transgender students. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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News

In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance

Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.

During a training, a line of mock immigration officials [right] face down volunteers with signs [left] simulating disrupting an immigration raid. Laura Benshoff/WHYY hide caption

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Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers

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Volunteers training to disrupt immigration raids are forming mobile sanctuaries in hopes that enforcement agents will honor a long-standing policy of not arresting people in those spaces.

Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers

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Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has approved the state's waiver request for its Medicaid plan in 2015. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Indiana's Claims About Its Medicaid Experiment Don't All Check Out

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Indiana's health program for low-income people is experimental, and needs federal approval to continue. The state says its program is working, but some claims lack much-needed context.

Michael B. Ryan, 19, a sophomore at Ashland University, and his father, Michael J. Ryan, 45, a judge in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division in Ohio. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

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Homeland Security chief John Kelly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong spoke with reporters after initial meetings in Mexico City Thursday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Tillerson And Kelly Visit Mexico Amid Simmering Immigration, Trade Tensions

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts took place as the countries' relationship faces deepening strains.

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A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.

A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

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