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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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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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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.

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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

Side Effects Public Media

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.

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Parallels - World News

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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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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Eloisa Tamez received $56,000 from the federal government for a quarter-acre of her ancestral land, but she says, "I wasn't looking for the money. I don't want to lose the land. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Law

Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

More than 300 imminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.

Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

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(Top) Police make arrests as they move through the Oceti Sakowin camp. (Bottom) The police moved steadily and slowly through the camp, accompanied by Humvees and maintaining a perimeter of the cleared area. Angus Mordant for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

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.

Lucia Adeng Wek holds her 3-year-old son, Wek Wol Wek, who suffers from malnutrition. They're at a clinic in South Sudan run by Doctors without Borders and were photographed on Oct. 11, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

Similar to categories for hurricanes and earthquakes, officials have developed a five-phase scale to rank food crises.

Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

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Watani: My Homeland follows Hala Kamil and her family as they move from Aleppo, Syria, to a small German city that welcomes refugees. Alina Emrich/Courtesy of Dish Communications hide caption

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Movies

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

Three of the five films in the documentary short category show Syrians affected by the years-long conflict, including a group of civilian rescue volunteers, fleeing refugees and a resettled family.

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

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