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Disgusted By Trump, A CIA Officer Quits. How Many More Could Follow?

Ned Price made a big public exit in protest over President Trump. Other CIA workers say they want to wait and see. Tension between the White House and the intelligence community simmers.

Disgusted By Trump, A CIA Officer Quits. How Many More Could Follow?

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Andie Vaught grasps a stress toy in the shape of a truck as she prepares to have blood drawn as part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in November 2016. Allison Shelley/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

To Test Zika Vaccines, Scientists Need A New Outbreak

Kaiser Health News

It's a bit of a paradox, but researchers say they need Zika virus to re-emerge this year so they can test vaccines designed to defeat it.

Iraqi forces gather at Mosul's airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from ISIS Thursday. Government forces reportedly entered the airport on the southern edge of the city for the first time since 2014. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Fight For Mosul Moves Westward And Centers On City's Airport

Inside western Mosul, a resident tells NPR that ISIS has forced residents to knock holes in their houses to create tunnels for the militants to use.

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Shots - Health News

What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

Kaiser Health News

A lot of people are confused about when and if Republicans can "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner clears things up in the first of a series.

What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

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Chanse Zavalla, 22, left, and O'Shea Spencer, 20, right, stand in front of the remains of a hogan structure, set on fire ahead of the Army Corp's deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Stephen Yang/Getty Images hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Holly Miranda, Ani DiFranco Release Standing Rock Protest Song

Miranda and 28 of her friends — including DiFranco, Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata and TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone — collaborated on "Midnight Oil" in support of the Standing Rock protest.

Scientists rallied for evidence-based public policy outside the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco in December. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.

Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

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Tohono O'odham Vice Chairman Verlon Jose says "over my dead body will we build a wall" on the reservation. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Around the Nation

Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe

KJZZ

The Tohono O'odham tribe on the U.S.-Mexico border says a wall would desecrate a mountain where they say their creator lives. Still, they want to help Donald Trump keep illegal border crossers out.

Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe

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First Listen

First Listen: Blanck Mass, 'World Eater'

Benjamin John Power's noisier impulses mask a symphonic scope of veritable Vangelis proportions.

World Eater

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during the Munich Security Conference last week. McCain's office has confirmed that while he was overseas, he met with U.S. forces in Syria about defeating ISIS. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With U.S. Forces

John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Syria last week to discuss the campaign for defeating militants from the Islamic State.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people during the first week of February. The memos call for 10,000 more ICE officers and agents as well as 5,000 more agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Bryan Cox/ICE via AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

The Department of Homeland Security released two memos Tuesday laying out the Trump administration's plans for detaining and deporting more people. The changes in policy could affect millions.

The Garden of Eatin' diner is in Galesville, Wis., where many Democratic voters decided to vote for Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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Politics

Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in 2016. Looking at Trump's term so far, one Democrat worries she will regret switching parties. Another says she will be voting GOP from now on.

Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

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Kitchen Table Conversations

Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city's gentrifying west side.

Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

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A group numbering in the hundreds gather to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., and the policies of the Trump administration in Jeffersontown, Ky., on Wednesday. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Politics

With Protests, Both Obama And Trump White Houses Saw 'Manufactured' Anger

Congressional town halls were overtaken with protests in the first year of Barack Obama's term, too. They weren't taken all that seriously, at first, but developed into a wave at the ballot box.