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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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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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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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Yahya Abu Romman stands outside his family's home in downtown Amman. The 22-year-old was deported from the U.S. after landing in Chicago at the end of January with a valid visa. He says border officers questioned why he holds a Jordanian passport when he was born in Syria. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

He landed in Chicago for a graduation celebration trip after President Trump's travel ban took effect on citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He was held overnight in a cell and then sent back.

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

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Book News & Features

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

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Danielle Russell admires her new eyelashes after her session at Elle salon. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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Arts & Life

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

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