John Coffell sits at his grandmother's table in Hulen, Okla. After he hurt his back at a tire plant last year, his wages dropped so dramatically that he and his family were evicted from their home. Brett Deering for ProPublica/AP Images hide caption

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NPR News Investigations

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

President Obama arrives at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla., in 2012 after renewed momentum in Congress to approve construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner dubbed "Jihadi John," has been the central figure in the beheading videos released by the self-declared Islamic State. A British group, Cage, was in contact with Emwazi several years ago and claims that his treatment by British security officials contributed to his radicalization. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.

British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her film India's Daughter. India has ordered the film not to be shown pending an investigation into how filmmakers were able to interview the men convicted of the deadly rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

India Bans Film About Infamous 2012 Gang Rape

The government also says it will investigate how the makers of India's Daughter got permission to interview one of the men convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi.

This 2013 photo shows the LD 350-1 mandible just steps from where it was sighted in Ethiopia by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student. The jawbone fragment is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientists reported on Wednesday. Kaye Reed/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Fossil Of Jawbone Comes From Earliest Period Of Human Evolution

Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8 million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, poses for a photo with her son Hiroshi Okawa, 92, left, and other family members and friends on her 117th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home in Osaka, Japan. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Born In 1898: Supercentenarian Celebrates Birthday

Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

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